My vegetable of the week this week is KALE! Since becoming a nutritarian, I really had not had much kale in general. I always thought it was pretty expensive, but kale bunches actually stretch pretty far. On Dr. Fuhrman's food score scale, kale is #1 with 1000 points!
For those of you that don't have a Dr. Fuhrman's Nutrient Density Scores, here it is a condensed version of it:
1000-500 Kale, Collards, Bok Choy, Spinach, Arugula
500-100 Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Peppers,
Artichoke, Carrots, Asparagus, Strawberries, Pomegranate Juice,
Tomato, Blueberries, Iceburg Lettuce, Orange, Lentils
100-50 Cantaloupe, Kidney Beans, Tofu, Sweet Potato, Sunflower Seeds,
Apple, Peach, Green Peas, Cherries, Flax Seeds, Pineapple,
50-30 Cucumber, Corn, Soybeans, Salmon, Almonds, Shrimp, Avacado,
Skim Milk, Grapes, White Potato
30-20 Walnuts, Banana, Chicken Breast, Eggs, Peanut Butter,
Whole Wheat Bread, Feta Cheese
20-1 Whole Milk, Ground Beef, White Pasta, White Bread, Apple Juice,
Low Fat Yogurt, Potato Chips, American Cheese,
Vanilla Ice Cream, French Fries, Olive Oil, Cola
Today I put Kale in my Pumpkin Wild Rice Soup before I zapped it in the microwave, and it was delicious!
What is your favorite way to eat Kale?