As a college student cooking for one, kale is my favourite way to eat my greens. I can mix it in a salad, throw it in a bowl and heat it up, or frozen in my smoothies.
Leafy greens are a good source of fibre and are packed with antioxidants. Kale is very high in vitamin A, C and K. Vitamin K helps your body heal wounds, maintains blood vessels and keeps your bones healthy.
I recently started to marinate my kale in dressing and it is SO GOOD. It helps to soften the texture and adds so much flavour. Below is go-to recipe for easy kale salad.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2-3 drops of liquid Stevia
- Pinch of salt + pepper
*For about 2 cups of kale
Make the salad dressing first in a small container or bowl. Mix the ingredients together using a fork. Next, shred about 2 large leaves of kale using your hands to tear the leaves into medium-sized pieces. Add the dressing and massage gently with your hands to help soften the kale.
Let the kale sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
Feel free to experiment with this recipe! I added some leftover dried cranberries I had in my cupboard for some colour and extra sweetness.
If you don’t have stevia, you could use a small amount of honey, maple syrup, or white sugar. You can also mix it up by swapping in lime juice or balsamic vinegar for the lemon juice!