I also buy the huge bag of spinach from Costco, I love, love, love spinach made every way! I am going to try the brussel sprout recipe listed below today. I haven't had brussle sprouts in years. I bought some asparagus yesterday since they were 98 cents a bundle. Celery is great, I have some cut up now and am dipping them in fresh ground natural peanut butter. I used some kale on top of my baked salmon yesterday. I cut up the kale in tiny pieces melted some smart balance butter added some minced garlic and lemon juice and ground pepper. I put all that in a bowl and zapped it in the microwave. I then took it out and added it to my dry ground flax seed and made a mix. I then put it over the salmon and baked it with foil on the top loosely then the last few minutes I took the foil off and finished baking it. It was delicious! The whole family loved it!
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I love to make Kale chips. You just tear them into pieces, drizzle on a tiny bit of oil and a sprinkle of salt and bake them at 350*F for about 10 mins. (You want to use a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper so that they don't stick.
I also love swiss chard, it is super easy to grow and looks really cool. The ribs of the leaf can be bright pink, maroon, yellow, or white and look really pretty which makes eating it more fun. Plus it is still of nutrients and can be eaten raw or cooked.
I also love broccoli in just about any form and put it in everything I can. My hamburgers the other night even had finely chopped broccoli in them.
I also like baked cabbage. You just lightly blanch thin strips of it, drain, then bake covered at 390*F for 50 mins with a bit of ham, caraway, molasses, Worcestershire, and a bit of broth. It is low calorie, filling, and yummy.
Also, although not the healthiest, I like friend Romain lettuce hearts. You slice them in half and cook them on the stove in a drizzle of olive oil until lightly brown. Then just serve them up with a bit of salt. They are a great side to go with steak.
Spinach - I love spinach (hated it until my husband force fed me enough until I grew to like now love it!). I use it in salads all the time (baby spinach), spaghetti sauce, on top of pizza (always make homemade), sauteed with some garlic, onion and olive oil, in omelettes, frittatas, quiches; so many ways to use it. Will have to try kale - have not known what to do with it - will have to try your examples. Thanks for starting this thread!
kale- kale is good raw in small amounts, it's a bit tough so cut into small pieces and throw some in a salad or dip the tip lightly into fat free dressing.. It is very tasty in dishes. I make ground turkey and kale tacos. I just made a yummy soup with turkey meat balls, barley and kale. I also put kale on pizzas. Kale got my daughter to start loving vegtables she is 15 and all she would eat was corn and carrots and some raw broccoli if cut into small pieces. Now I can't name what veggies she won't eat besides onions. I am still experimenting with kale since I only have been only buying it for about a year now. Have any of you tried kale? I want to try kale in a smoothie I heard that is great! Please name a green veggie and tell us how you like it. It may get us all to trying new greens. thank you!
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