Yum: Two-Minute Kale (3 Ways!)

Kale is amazingly nutritious, but it's hard to love when it's all raw and sturdy like this:Blog - Kale Three Ways 002Fortunately, all it takes is two minutes and a few ingredients to create tasty, tender kale that you can use in a variety of ways. And since pre-washed kale is available everywhere, there's no excuse not to add veggies to every meal. Learn how after the jump!

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Step 1: Put kale in a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle with oil, salt, pepper and whatever other herbs or flavors you like (I've included some options below). Add a teaspoon of water.

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Step 2: Cover and microwave for 1.5 minutes.

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Step 3: Oh yeah, that's it, there is no Step 3. You're done!

You can have this easy kale as a side dish, add it to noodles or soup or instant ramen, or use it as a base and top it with stew or eggs or bolognese for a low-carb meal. It only takes two minutes and one bowl to add some super tasty and super nutritional veggies to your meal. And now that you can buy bags of pre-cut and pre-washed kale, why not try it?

To add to the versatility, you can use different oils, spices and ingredients to customize your kale, so it goes with whatever dish you're having. Here are just three options:

1) The Classic: Olive oil, salt and pepperBlog - Kale Three Ways 034

2) The Sophisticate: Walnut oil, lemon juice, salt and pepperBlog - Kale Three Ways 029

3) The Exotic: Sesame oil, ground ginger, salt and pepperBlog - Kale Three Ways 017

I used the sesame oil combination above to add some much-needed color and virtue to my soba noodles and leftover chicken. Go kale!

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