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Meatless Mondays: Quinoa With Kale

quinoa with kale

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying to take advantage of healthier foods lately, and what better way than to cut back on meat? By now, you may have heard of Meatless Mondays, a movement encouraging Americans to cut out meat one day a week. If Mario Batali can do it, why not the rest of us?

Two meatless superfoods that have recently become popular are quinoa and kale. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a complex carbohydrate that looks like a grain but is actually a seed. Aside from the usual health rewards of whole-grain carbs (high in antioxidants, minerals, and fiber), quinoa has the added benefit of being a rare, excellent source of plant-based complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. And I’ve already hopefully sold you on the benefits of kale when I used it in my lentil soup. Continue reading

The Trendiest Way to Eat Kale

kale chips

Kale chips cannot be a new invention, but they’ve certainly taken the food and diet world by storm lately. Healthier than potato chips! Light, crispy, and full of vitamins! Bet you can’t eat just one!

I’ve never in my life cooked with kale, but as with anything that’s new and hip, I had to try making kale chips. So, I picked up a head of kale at the farmers market. The first thing I noticed was that they were certainly cheaper than potato chips. The entire head cost a buck. Hmm, had I found a tasty and incredibly affordable snack? Continue reading