October 15th, 2008 | Uncategorized
I read SELF magazine religiously and one awesome article I always go back to, talks about the 20 Super Foods that help you lose weight. I try to incorporate these foods into my diet as much as possible. Here’s their write up on Kale (below). Personally, I have to be in the mood for kale, so I usually substitute it with spinach, but hey you may love it! Give it a try:)
Long sidelined as a lowly garnish, this green belongs center stage on your plate. One raw chopped cup contains 34 calories and about 1.3 grams of fiber, as well as a hearty helping of iron and calcium. But kale’s earthy flavor might take some getting used to. Spinach, another nutrient powerhouse, is a milder-tasting option.
Eat more Mix chopped raw kale into cooked black beans, says Jennifer Iserloh, founder of Skinny Chef Culinary Ventures, in New York City. Or slice kale into thin strips, sauté it with vegetable broth and top with orange slices. Make it a meal by tossing the mix with quinoa.