Kale has many health benefits. It's full of antioxidants It has anti- inflammatory properties. It provides healthy doses of Vitamins A, K and C. Because of it's high fiber content, it can help lower your cholesterol.
To celebrate that- here's a quick and easy recipe that my kids love.
Saute until tender:
2 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 carrots, diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup orzo pasta
1 bunch kale, washed and chopped
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
1 cup water
3 cups chicken stock
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender.
juice from 1/2 a lemon
a drizzle of olive oil
Serve with your favorite crusty French bread.
This is a great soup for cold winter days and gets thicker as it sits.