It’s National Kale Day!

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Apparently, it’s National Kale Day.

Kale isn’t for everyone. I find that you’re either like it or you don’t. There’s isn’t much of an in between. I happen to love it, and these are my 4 favorite ways to enjoy it.

A BKA Sandwich

A what? A BKA is my seasonal twist on a traditional BLT — Bacon, Kale, and Apple. I use Applegate Farms turkey bacon, leaves of fresh organic kale, and thin slices of a fuji or honeycrisp apple. I lay it all on sourdough bread with a bit of mayo.

My Favorite Seasonal Salad

This salad is simple and combines many elements of the fall season: chopped kale and apples, sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds, and small chunks of grass-fed cheddar cheese. Drizzle with your favorite dressing. I love this tahini base dressing.

Juice

Throw in some lemon and apple with the kale, and you’ve got a wonderfully refreshing beverage.

Kale Chips

This is a tasty, sweet and salty snack. I can’t eat nuts, so finding packaged kale chips sans nuts can be tricky. It’s also more expensive than making your own. 

What is your favorite was to eat this beautiful and nutritious head of greens (or, in some cases, reds)?

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