Everyday Superfoods: 4 Succulent Kale Recipes You Need to Try
By Hillary Tonken
The “Everyday Superfoods” series shows you how to use healthy, easy-to-find ingredients to make simple dishes full of nutrients and flavor. Check out the last article in the series about beans.
Kale can taste delicious — yes, it’s true! To prove it, I’ve created some simple recipes that come together in minutes. Why should you try it? You’ve probably heard that kale is incredibly good for you: Not only is it full of calcium (essential for strong bones and teeth), but the calcium in kale is actually easier for your body to absorb than the calcium in dairy products.
Kale also contains beta carotene and other nutrients that help prevent UV rays from damaging your eyes and causing cataracts. It has many other benefits as well. And it tastes so good that your family won’t even know that it’s good for them. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try this month’s everyday superfood, kale.
Kale Tortellini Pesto
This is an innovative version of pesto that will soon become a favorite. With more vitamins, calcium and antioxidants than its original basil-only counterpart, this sauce adds a big dose of healthy nutrients to dishes. You can also use it on pasta, vegetables, pizzas or any recipe that calls for regular pesto. Store any unused pesto in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for one month.
Makes 1 ½ cups