Kale is not the sexiest vegetable, but it’s a powerhouse, nutrient-wise. For starters, here are some of kale’s benefits:
- Superb source of beta-carotene
- Helps to prevent cancer
- Reduces heart disease
- Helps prevent age-related chronic diseases
- Can be stir-fried, steamed, cooked in soups and stews, and baked.
Gail Pettiford Willett, a terrific cook, cooking teacher, and health and nutrition coach (with her husband Walter Willett at the Harvard School of Public Health), showed us an easy and delicious way to make kale taste terrific. It’s her form of kale magic via Mollie Katzen, author of the original Moosewood Cookbook.