Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. We know, we know -- you are probably saying, "But guys, aren't ALL vegetables healthy? Isn't that part of being a vegetable?" Well, sure. But we think kale is particularly amazing and we are going to tell you why.

Kale, like all leafy greens, is loaded with vitamins and nutrients -- just one cup contains 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of your recommended daily requirements for calcium and vitamin B6, 180% of your vitamin A, 200% of your vitamin C and 1,020% of vitamin K. We'll repeat that: 1,020% of your daily recommended vitamin K, which has been linked to a significantly decreased risk of cancer. Kale is also a natural detoxifier, which is helpful when say, spend a lot of time eating tacos, drinking beer and attending meat-grilling festivals. (Yes, we're talking about ourselves!)

Kale's ability to be eaten raw, steamed, sauteed, boiled, braised, baked and just about every other method in between makes it pretty hard to get tired of. Just in case, you'll find some delicious kale recipes below.

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  • Cauliflower And Kale Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/10666-cauliflower-tabouli-kale-salad.html">Cauliflower and Kale Salad recipe from Steamy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Braised Kale With Garlic

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/braised-kale-with-garlic_n_1057005.html" target="_hplink">Braised Kale with Garlic recipe</a></strong>

  • Gnocchi With Sausage And Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bevcooks.com/2013/02/gnocchi-with-sausage-and-kale/">Gnocchi with Sausage and Kale recipe from Bev Cooks</a></strong>

  • Kale And Apple Salad With Pancetta And Candied Pecans

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/kale-38-apple-salad-wi_n_1059612.html" target="_hplink">Kale and Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans recipe</a></strong>

  • Fried Rice With Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/fried-rice-with-kale--sc_n_1061264.html" target="_hplink">Fried Rice with Kale recipe</a></strong>

  • Kale And Bacon, Caribbean Style

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/10061-kale-bacon-caribbean-recipe.html">Kale and Bacon, Caribbean Style recipe from Steamy Ktichen</a></strong>

  • Spinach And Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/11/spinach-and-kale-greek-yogurt-dip/">Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip recipe from How Sweet It Is</a></strong>

  • Kale Chips

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/kale-chips_n_1062534.html" target="_hplink">Kale Chips recipe</a></strong>

  • Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/lemon-parmesan-kale-salad/">Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad recipe from Gimme Some Oven</a></strong>

  • Pork, White Bean And Kale Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pork-white-bean--kale-s_n_1056572.html" target="_hplink">Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup recipe</a></strong>

  • Sweet Potato Cream Pasta With Crispy Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/03/sweet-potato-cream-pasta-with-crispy-kale/">Sweet Potato Cream Pasta with Crispy Kale recipe from How Sweet It Is</a></strong>

  • Crispy Kale With Lemon-Yogurt Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crispy-kale-with-lemon-yo_n_1059516.html">Crispy Kale with Lemon-Yogurt Dip</a> recipe</strong>

  • Basic Sauteed Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/basic-sauteed-kale_n_1049338.html" target="_hplink">Basic Sauteed Kale recipe</a></strong>

  • Portobello Mushrooms With Kale Pesto Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bevcooks.com/2013/02/portobello-mushroom-with-kale-pesto-guacamole/">Portobello Mushrooms with Kale Pesto Guacamole recipe from Bev Cooks</a></strong>

  • Potato And Kale Frittata

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/potato-and-kale-frittata_n_1057189.html" target="_hplink">Potato and Kale Frittata recipe</a></strong>

  • Kale And Potato Hash

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/kale--potato-hash_n_1049360.html" target="_hplink">Kale and Potato Hash recipe</a></strong>

  • Quick Curried Chickpeas With Tofu And Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bevcooks.com/2011/11/quick-curried-chickpeas-with-tofu-and-kale/">Quick Curried Chickpeas with Tofu and Kale recipe from Bev Cooks</a></strong>

  • Spelt Focaccia With Kale, Squash And Pecorino

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spelt-focaccia-with-kale_n_1058702.html" target="_hplink">Spelt Focaccia with Kale, Squash and Pecorino recipe</a></strong>

  • Hearty Kale Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/hearty-kale-salad_n_1062564.html" target="_hplink">Hearty Kale Salad recipe</a></strong>

  • Lentil Soup With Kielbasa And Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lentil-soup-with-kielbasa_n_1056848.html" target="_hplink">Lentil Soup with Kielbasa and Kale recipe</a></strong>

  • Kale With Apples And Mustard

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/kale-with-apples--mustar_n_1049358.html" target="_hplink">Kale with Apples and Mustard recipe</a></strong>

  • Kale, Sausage And Lentil Skillet Dinner

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/kale-sausage--lentil-sk_n_1061669.html" target="_hplink">Kale, Sausage and Lentil Skillet Dinner recipe</a></strong>

  • Salsa-Braised Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/salsa-braised-kale_n_1062547.html" target="_hplink">Salsa-Braised Kale recipe</a></strong>

  • Southern Kale

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/southern-kale_n_1049635.html" target="_hplink">Southern Kale recipe</a></strong>

  • WATCH: How To Make Kale Chips


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