3. Kale is low in calories and fat, and has no cholesterol, so it won’t make you fat or clog your arteries!
4. Kale is a strong anti-inflammatory, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease, arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune disorders.
5. Kale doesn’t turn slimy as fast as spinach, so you can stock up and easily consume it.
6. Kale is delicious! It has a mild taste and a firm, almost tough leafy texture that is nice and crunchy. It blends well with anything you add it to and adds some crunch, even when somewhat wilted from cooking.
7. Kale is very versatile and easy to eat raw or cooked! Strip the leaves away from the spine and substitute kale for lettuce in salads or on sandwiches, throw it in your morning smoothie (make it green!), or just dip it into humus and eat it by itself. You can chop up the leaves and steam or sauté them and season with a little lemon or lime juice, or you can throw the chopped kale into just about anything you’re cooking: pasta sauce, stir-fry, soup, stew, casserole, on a pizza, or just about anything you can think of.