Kale's dark green or purple leaves bring serious nutrition to the table. Prepare it with these easy recipes - from kale, lentil, and chicken soup to roasted kale with olive oil and sea salt - and you'll quickly have a new favorite green vegetable.

Pear-and-Pecan-Stuffed Squash

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Sweet fruit and hearty nuts form the filling for this stuffed squash side dish. Serve it up alongside roasted chicken, shrimp, or even peas for a meal the whole family will love.

Wilted Greens and Egg Salad

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Quick, delicious, and healthy, this dish is a great weeknight dinner optionor a nutritious way to kick start your day.

Total: 30 mins

One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta

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On a busy night, turn to this quick one-pot pasta dinner. Serve with a bowl of berries and cream for dessert to cover all of your nutrition bases.

Total: 20 mins

Parmesan Kale Chips

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Dino Kale Saute

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Sprinkle wilted kale with toasted bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and a squeeze of lemon. High in vitamins A and C, this healthful high-fiber side dish recipe is fast and easy to make.

Sausage and White Bean Stew with Kale

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Roasted Kale and Red Onions

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This tasty side dish recipe is a perfect combination of balsamic vinegar, kale, and red onion.

Crispy Kale Chips


Kale is having a moment, and for a good reason! The green leaves are packed with low-calorie nutrition. Toss them with some olive oil and spices and bake for homemade Crispy Kale Chips.

Slow-Simmered Kale with Ham

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Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

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Slow cooker dinners are often heavier (read: fattier) fare, but this vegetarian dinner breaks the mold. Beans and greens stew with pumpkin and spices for a flavorful, fiber-rich dinner.

Kale-Goat Cheese Frittata

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The classic brunch frittata gets a healthy spin with egg whites and vitamin-rich kale. Goat cheese adds creaminess.

Total: 25 mins

Roasted Kale with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Think of this superfood side dish as kale chips in salad form! Roasting tames down on the bitterness of the greens.

Kale with Harissa

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For a fresh take on bruschetta, top toasted crostini with kale that's coated in a slightly spicy North African-inspired dressing.

Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake

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