Bursting with nutrients, kale makes a tasty addition to soups, casseroles, or even simply sautéed as a side dish.
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There's a reason why sweet, earthy kale is the most popular of the greens these days: it's delicious, versatile, and incredibly nutritious. Kale contains beta-carotene and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin—which are associated with eye health—as well as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, iron, and calcium. Plus, you get 2 grams of protein in a serving. Consider using kale as a stand-in for spinach in dishes, or try out some of these recipes.
First up: Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider is a suitable side for roast chicken or pork, plus each serving contains about 15 percent of the minimum daily recommended amount of fiber.