The Healthy Secrets of Kale

Updated: May 12

The healthy feel-good kale salad recipe is packed with colorful vegetables, all kinds of crispy nuts, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cranberries, pepitas, apple, and many more of clean ingredients with clean dressing.

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable similar to broccoli or Brussel sprouts.  Mostly in season in the winter but luckily it’s available year-round.  

There are two popular types of kale you will find at most grocery stores. 

  • Curly kale – A type of kale that is probably the most common that has a woody stem and large curly leaves. 

  • Tuscan kale-Is a less common but still popular type of kale that is darker green in color, shreds very well, and is the type of kale that I used in this recipe, although you could also use curly kale. 

Kale is considered a superfood since it can boost a range of health problems due to the abundance of nutrients it contains like:

  • Vitamins B6, K, and C

  • Iron

  • Calcium

  • Potassium

  • Antioxidants

  • Plant-based protein