Kale is finally available in abundance in Cairo, and we couldn’t be happier about it. One cup of kale contains just 33 calories, all of your recommended vitamin A and vitamin C intakes for the day, and it is rich in calcium too. Check out our favorite kale recipes to help you get used to eating this green leafy vegetable daily.

1-Green Kale Smoothie: 
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We love a good green smoothie pretty much any time of the day, and once you get used to the idea you won’t be able to give them up. Kale is the perfect leafy green to use in smoothies and juices. Recipe here.

2-Red Kale Smoothie:

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If the thought of drinking green isn’t so appealing to you, don’t worry, you can still have a healthy vegetable packed smoothie without the unorthodox color. The berries in this recipe act as a source of powerful antioxidants and conceal the taste and color of kale too. This is a great one for juice newbies. Recipe here.

3-Kale Chips:

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If you want to eat more greens while snacking, kale chips are a great option. Even if you are not usually a fan of kale, these crispy greens will convert you in no time. Children love them, too! Recipe here.

4-Kale Fritters:

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These kale fritters are the perfect bite-sized foods and they are loaded with nutritious goodness. They have a great balance between crispy and creamy textures, and make great leftovers too. Add them to your next lunch or dinner spread and we promise they will be gone in minutes. Recipe here.

5-Kale-Apple Coleslaw:

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It’s about time traditional coleslaw gets a healthy makeover. Instead of heavy mayonnaise and cabbage, we’re boosting the nutritional value by adding hearty kale and a much lighter dressing to keep you feeling crisp. Recipe here.

6-Kale Soup:
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Who doesn’t love a hearty soup at the end of the day, especially as the weather starts to get colder? We love this soup recipe because it fills you up just the right amount. A great option if you prefer a lighter dinner. Recipe here.

7-Beef and Kale Stir-Fry:

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This Chinese inspired recipe is a great lunch or dinner recipe. You can serve it with wholewheat noodles, brown rice, or add some extra vegetables and have it on its own. Recipe here.

8-Kale Salad with Avocado-Tahini Dressing:

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If you thought tahini only has a place in your diet when served alongside falafel, you need to check this recipe out. The creaminess of this dressing with the raw, earthy flavors of the kale and other veggies make this salad extremely unique. This is a great one if you are a regular salad eater, and struggling to keep things interesting. Recipe here.

9-Kale Pasta:

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Injecting a green serving into your pasta dishes is a great way of incorporating more nutritious ingredients into your diet. Remember, it is all about these small, gradual changes that add up in the end to make a big difference. Recipe here.

10-Kale Breakfast Muffins

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These mini muffins are a great grab-and-go breakfast option for kids and adults alike. You can cook them in batches and add them to your kid’s lunchbox, or take them with you to work for healthy snacking throughout the day. Recipe here.

 

Donia Hilal is a certified nutritionist with a degree in Nutrition from King’s College London. Her work focuses on women’s health in the Middle East, wellness, weight loss, and optimal pre- and post-natal nutrition. Passionate about real food and evidence based nutrition advice, Donia welcomes and enjoys guiding clients throughout every stage of their journey towards a healthier, happier life.