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Foodie Friday: KALE, its Super(food) Benefits & Low Carb Recipes!

It’s FOODIE FRIDAY again and today’s Food Spotlight 💡 is KALE 🌿! Today we’re going to discuss the benefits of this amazing low carb leaf and some yummy recipes to incorporate in your meal prep! 

🔹Kale has an exceptionally high amount of protein 💪🏼 for any vegetable, and that’s one reason why it has been acclaimed as the “new beef.” ✨

🔹 Like meat, kale contains all nine essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within the human body, plus nine other non-essential ones for a total of 18.  It also contains more omega-3 than omega-6, which is almost unheard of in nature 👍🏼

🔹 A 100-gram portion is a mere 50 calories. But will provide you with 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 300 percent of your vitamin A, and an incredible 1,000 percent of vitamin K1.

🔹Kale also contains vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, and manganese!

I would for sure call it a nutrient powerhouse! 🏆

📌 Reference: Dr. Mercola “Low Carb Vegetables to Live By”

Introducing a simple way to transform kale without using any cooking utensils! I know most of you are a little afraid of cooking with kale because it’s so bland and it has a pretty tough texture. But with an easy technique, I can almost guarantee that you will have a new found love for this vibrant leafy green. Below are some recipes that will have you kale-ing your next meal prep! 

Sheet Pan Kale & Egg Bake: Eggs are delicious at all times of the day! This sheet pan recipe is a time-saver and will leave your belly satisfied! It’s nutrient rich and ready in under 15 minutes!

Sweet Potato & Kale Salad: This is the perfect combination for a training day meal! Just toss in grilled chicken, fresh salmon or tuna if needed!

 

 

 

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