In just one cup of kale there is 33 calories
- Nearly 3 grams of protein.
- 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full)
- Vitamins A, C, and K.
- Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development.
- Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.
Now how can you pass that up? Many people pass on the kale because they have only encountered badly prepared kale. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable in the same family as broccoli and can become bitter when undercooked and bland when overcooked.
In the kitchen we usually just blanche kale or sauté until fully cooked and it is perfectly fine but when you marinate kale and then throw it on the grill you get something all together different and very delicious.
We are featuring a special salad on the menu this week that incorporates grilled kale and baby kale to up the nutritional value and still taste fantastic.
We add grilled kale, baby kale, baby chard, baby spinach, roasted sweet potato, organic walnuts and grilled red onion for a winter salad that is hearty and healthy.
Check out our Grilled Kale and Sweet Potato Salad on our menu.