These recipes for kale snacks and appetizers are extremely nutritious while still satisfying the taste buds.
To name a few benefits, kale has a high content of skin-beautifying omega-3 fatty acids, healing vitamin K and stomach-filling fiber. These recipes for kale snacks and appetizers may be delicious, but they're also sure to promote your overall health.
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One of the most nutrient-dense vegetables, kale is the versatile superfood everyone is talking about—and eating! With Kale: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Powerful Superfood (Sterling, 2013), Stephanie Pederson, a holistic health nutritionist, provides a one-stop resources for all things kale, including recipes for every meal, a helpful growing guide and tips on choosing and storing kale. Whether in a sauce, as a snack or on a mini pizza, kale is certainly one of the veggie world’s most-valuable-players. The following recipes are excerpted from Chapter 6, “Small Bites: Kale Snacks and Appetizers.”
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Sometimes you just want a little something. A snack. Or something fancy before a dinner party so you can show off your ingenious culinary skills. Then there are the times your kids come home from school or soccer practice absolutely famished and you want something yummy and healthy to offer them.
Instead of something out of a bag, think kale. Yes, kale! Kale is so versatile that it lends itself to a wide variety of appetizers, sandwiches, dips, and more. Get creative. Try the recipes in this section and then get improvising. I’m sure you’ll come up with all kinds of yummy kale munchies.
Reprinted with permission from Kale: The Complete Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Superfood © 2013 by Stephanie Pedersen, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.