Maple-roasted pears and cashews adorn this hearty kale salad with chicken and a rich buttermilk dressing.
Our peri peri-roasted chicken employs Portuguese cooking techniques but uses African ingredients. You'll love the tangy, spicy sauce served alongside sweet potatoes and kale.
This textured, complex salad is lightly dressed with our sweet and pungent Russian dressing, but feel free to add a little more if you like. Fennel gives it a gentle licorice note, while the Parmesan adds a satisfying umami touch. Don’t skip the Crispy Quinoa Topper, it adds a crunch that you won’t want to miss.
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Kefir, a drinkable fermented dairy product, is rich in probiotics — even more so than its better-known cousin, yogurt. Plus, its tangy, tart flavor makes it a fantastic counterpoint in recipes like this herby dressing. Shallots and chives lend flavor while acting as prebiotics, or “food” for the healthy bacteria in your gut.
The cooked fruit gives the salad a sweet-tart tang that balances the richness of the cheese and fish. Sprouts or microgreens make a nice garnish.
A cheesy quinoa crust makes a delicious, higher-protein swap for the traditional flour and butter quiche crust. Swap out the Tuscan kale in the filling for baby kale or spinach if you prefer a milder flavor.
Apple cider and Dijon mustard give this chicken dish the ultimate sweet-and-savory flavor, while a colorful mix of kale, carrots and parsnips makes it extra-hearty and nutritious. To save money, buy skin-on chicken thighs and simply remove the skin yourself.
A traditional English dish, bubble and squeak was created as a way to use up Sunday's mashed potatoes along with just about any other leftover veggies. We put a healthy, Indian-inspired spin on the classic with these potato and kale patties subtly spiced with a blend of ginger and curry powder.
Millet has a mild, corn-like flavor and fluffy texture that’s perfect for hearty grain bowls. The quick-cooking ancient grain is rich in iron, B-complex vitamins and calcium. If you can’t find it, just double the quinoa. Tuscan kale is much more tender and sweet than common curly kale, which makes it a great candidate for enjoying raw.
This lighter take on chili is made without tomatoes, leaving room for fiber-rich greens. We’ve kept the spices mild to please many palates, but you can easily add more chile powder if you prefer a spicier dish – here at the CE office, we love this meal smothered in hot sauce!
What’s Jennifer Iserloh’s secret sensuous ingredient? Kale. Her recipes prove that incorporating the antioxidant rich superfood into three meals a day is easy and delicious.
Once you try warm kale cooked in ginger, brown sugar and orange zest, you won’t want to go back to boring spring mix salad! This dish is nutty, tangy and packed with protein and dietary fiber. For similar kale recipes, check out Jennifer Iserloh’s cookbook Fifty Shades of Kale.
Our healthy take of the chicken soup will have you feeling better in no time.