Friday, August 6, 2010

Eat Green ...Kale

sausage, mushroom and kale over pasta

With the middle of summer, comes a wide array of readily available fresh fruits and vegetables. I try to get the most bang out each bite, by eating dark green leafy vegetables like Kale. Kale is considered to be a highly nutritious vegetable with powerful antioxidant properties and is considered to be an anti-inflammatory. It is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Kale also contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties.

Lacinato Kale: Cooked above with chicken sausage, leek, mushrooms, sherry and butter and then served over pasta with grated cheese and fresh basil. Tomato salad on the side makes a nice after ride meal on a summers night.

tomatoes, arugula and basil with olive oil

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