Over here at TheCookful we love us some leafy greens. One of our favorites is kale. It has such great flavor, a robust texture, and is so very healthy. It’s also really versatile, which is why we wanted to take some time to show off what you can do with it.

What Is Kale?

Kale is a leafy vegetable that is related to cabbage. While the kale you normally see at the store is dark green, there are also varieties that grow in yellow-green, reddish purple, and more.

These days kale is sold in big leafy bunches and also pre-chopped in large bags. That big bag of chopped kale can look daunting but we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed by it anymore. We’ve got tons of recipes that will help you use up that bag, a handful or two at a time, in everything from breakfast, lunch, to dinner.

How To Use Kale

You can eat kale raw in salads, but the hearty leaves also hold up well to cooking. It works great in soups and stir-fries, and can also be sauteed or baked.

Along with the recipes we have some how-to’s and tips. You’re going to find out how to make kale chips in the oven and in the microwave, how to massage kale for salads, and so much more.

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Christine Pittman

Christine is the founder of TheCookful and also of her blog COOKtheSTORY. Her passion is explaining the WHY behind cooking – Why should you cook things a certain way; Will they turn out if you do it differently; What are the pros and cons of the method? Learn more about Christine, her cookbooks, and her podcast.