5 Ways to Eat Kale – or what to do with the rest of the bag of kale in the fridge

5 Ways to Eat Kale


Weird news:  4 out of 6 of the people in my house have decided that they really like kale.

That’s not something I would have seen coming.  But my youngest two kids actually ask for me to buy kale.  Odd, but true.

Since I’ve been buying it more often, sometimes I end up with part of a bag leftover.  What to do with extra kale?

Here are a few ideas:  

1.  Toss it with Pasta

Kale and pasta go together beautifully.  No recipe required.  Just toss it in with your favorite pasta dish.

If you do want a recipe, here are two to get you started.

Chicken Tortellini with Kale 15 minute meal


Chicken Tortellini with Kale

Spaghetti with Kale and Lemon

Spaghetti with Kale and Lemon

2.  Serve it in a Salad

Chop it up and toss it in with other salad veggies.  Or give this Detox Salad a try.

Detox salad close up

3.  Add Kale to Scrambled Eggs

I don’t have a photo of this, but I’ve made it for my lunch a few times.  Cook a little chopped onion in olive oil.  Add the kale and let it wilt.  Pour scrambled eggs into the pan and cook just like you make scrambled eggs.  Add salt, pepper and any other seasonings you like (red pepper flakes are good).  Add cheese too.  Yum!

4.  Make Kale Chips

These Kale Chips are easy to make and fun to eat.  You can even crush them over popcorn or salad.

kale chips with homemade seasoned salt done


5.  Easy Kale Skillet Side Dish

Again, no photo for you, but the process is easy.  Cook chopped onion and garlic in a skillet.  Add crushed red pepper flakes, kale and a little water.  Put the lid on and let it wilt, stirring every few minutes.

How do you like to use kale?

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  1. #6 Smoothie!!!! (although it should have made the top 5). I love putting a handful of kale or spinach in my smoothie.

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