Because I’m crushing on kale lately

After ignoring kale for my entire life, I’ve suddenly decided it is the best.thing.ever. In the morning sauteed kale topped with a fried egg = my perfect breakfast. I also love it in soup and in stir fries. Wal-Mart often has already-chopped kale in a nice big bag for about $2. You can also buy it in bunches of course, though I think the bagged stuff that WalMart has is just about as cheap as the bunches.

Here are a few more kale ideas either that I’ve already tried or that I plan to try soon.

And for those of you thinking about this year’s garden, here are some tips on growing kale.


  1. Angela Mayer says:

    Kale is delicious in potato soup. Steam it first, rather than just adding the leaves to the soup, unless you want a really strong flavor. It’s my favorite green to add to smoothies because it blends beautifully and lends so much nutrition without too much “green” flavor. So good for us!

  2. I have a friend who loves to make kale chips in her dehydrator. She said that she brushes them with olive oil and sprinkles on whatever seasonings she likes…maybe garlic, salt, pepper, Parmesan, etc.? They sound tasty!

    I confess that I’m behind the kale-loving times. I ate it as a kid…the mushy, sauteed version, and hated it. I’m going to have to work up some courage to give it a go again. You make it sound delicious! 🙂

    • Lea Stormhammer says:

      I make Kale Chips in my oven – very easy and they make a great snack!

      A little olive oil on each side and I just like sea salt (just a little), though I’ve done garlic and pepper too.

      They’re yummy!

  3. I haven’t done much cooking with it yet, but I put it in our morning smoothies. Costco sells a huge, organic bag of it for a few dollars. Although last week I couldn’t find it at either the Nampa or Boise store, so I need to check on that.

  4. It should be noted that kale is one of the ‘greens’ that people with hypothyroid issues should be avoiding. This list of foods people with this condition should be avoiding is so long that I don’t have time to list here but can be found on any reputable health site or ask a doctor.

  5. Kale is certainly the IN thing right now. Have you tried those quinoa patties? They look really yummy.

  6. Terry Walters has a kale/sweet potato/corn chowder recipe that is DELICIOUS! I’m sure you can easily google it. So good!