Some studies find that kale offers cholesterol-lowering benefits if it’s steamed before eaten. So first, separate the leaves from the thick stems and chop finely. Put the kale in a steamer basket above a pot of water. Add a garlic clove (finely minced), then bring the water to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to steam the kale for about 10 minutes, or until leaves are tender. Plate the kale and dress with a dash of oil, salt and pepper.