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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kale: the Ultimate Superfood

Greens in general are nutritious foods with kale sitting at the top of the list. It's an incredible source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps fight cancer, heart disease, and other age related diseases. This green superfood is also a great source of calcium which helps prevent osteoporosis. Along with beta carotene and calcium, kale provides decent amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid, potassium, and magnesium - all important nutrients in helping your body's defense system.

Kale can be incorporated in your diet in so many different ways. Here's a good way for breakfast!

Kale Frittata
- 5 egg whites
- 1-2 c kale, chopped
- 1/4 t extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 c onion, chopped
- 1/2 t minced garlic
- 1 T monterey-jack cheese
- 1/4 c salsa
- 1/8 avocado, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F. Saute garlic, onions, and kale until kale is slightly wilted and onions are tender. Add egg whites and cheese to pan and season with salt and pepper. Let cook over medium heat until eggs begin to set then transfer to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Serve with salsa and avocado.

calories ~320 protein ~30g

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