Superfoods really do seem to have super powers! Kale might not wear a cape or leap from tall buildings, but this mean green is great for your health. Here are five yummy ways to eat it that we found on Pinterest. After you’ve picked your favorite, head over to our Facebook page for a chance to vote for your favorite superfood!

Alyssa Sparacino
September 28, 2012

Superfoods really do seem to have super powers! Kale might not wear a cape or leap from tall buildings, but this mean green is great for your health.

Kale contains phytonutrients, which may help protect against some cancers, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Scientists theorize that phytonutrients may trigger the liver to produce enzymes that neutralize cancer-causing substances.

Kale is also loaded with vitamin K (for strong bones), vitamin A (for great eye health), and vitamin C (for radiant skin).

However, this is a seriously underused leafy green, which works in a ton of different dishes—pastas, salads, casseroles. It adds an instant boost of flavor to a frittata or brings a slight bitterness to a side dish of greens and garlic. Our favorite way to enjoy kale is tossed with cubed apple, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and carrots, along with olive oil, vinegar, and lemon juice.

Here are five more yummy ideas we found on Pinterest. After you’ve checked these out, head over to our Facebook page for a chance to vote for your favorite superfood!

Kale chips
Hands down the healthiest alternative to greasy potato chips. You’ll still get your salty fix, but without all the fat and calories.


Credit: doitdelicious.com via Briana on Pinterest
Tropical Kale-Stuffed Avocados
Get double superfood-power with both kale and avocado in one light, fresh, and tasty small plate.


Credit: uncooking101.com via JL on Pinterest
Kale and Feta Breakfast Casserole
The tang of the kale mixed with the saltiness of the feta blends harmoniously in one baking pan for this savory morning meal.


Credit: kalynskitchen.com via Tonya on Pinterest
Blood Orange and Kale Salad
Can’t find blood oranges? Try mandarin oranges, peaches, or nectarines instead.


Credit: spoonforkbacon.com via Felicia on Pinterest
Sweet Potato Cream Pasta with Crispy Kale
It just does not get better than this. Running to the store to get the fixings for this dish ASAP is the only option.


Credit: howsweeteats.com via Ariana on Pinterest

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