Fit Food: The Benefits of Kale

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Fit Food: The Benefits of Kale

You’ve likely heard a lot about this nutrient-rich vegetable lately, and trust us—it lives up to the hype. Here’s how to get more of it into your diet.

Kale’s flavor and texture is an adjustment from your typical Romaine, so start off by lacing your normal salad with a handful of kale. Then, as you get used to it, use more kale and less lettuce. Prepare your leafy green bed like so: Separate the leaves from the thick stems and chop. In a large bowl, mix kale with lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a pinch of kosher salt. Massage for two to three minutes until the kale starts to soften and wilt (for a softer texture). Then toss in your extras—we love a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese, pumpkin seeds or walnuts, and mandarin orange slices—and dress according to taste.

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