The foodie world's obsession with kale doesn't look like it's going to stop any time soon – and with good reason!
Kale's dark green leaves and stalks are jam-packed with nutrients, and it's just as good for you cooked as it is raw.
So what are the tastiest ways to try out this trendy food? Here are five of our favourites…
1. Sautée it
Stir-fry some kale with chopped garlic for a few minutes until soft – delish! Try it on sourdough toast with a poached egg on top.
2. Add it to a broth or soup
Kale wilts easily so is perfect for adding to hot soups or broths for a superfood kick. Simply stir in toward the end of cooking time or when the soup is piping hot.
3. Make baked kale chips
Mix three tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of soy sauce in a bowl and whisk, before adding the torn leaves from a head of kale and tossing to coat. Preheat oven to 180C, spread the kale out on a baking tray and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
4. Add it to a tropical smoothie
Add 2 – 3 chopped kale leaves to a blender with some pinapple and mango chunks, a sliced banana and some milk (try almond or coconut milk if you want to skip the dairy). Throw in a few cubes of ice, blend and enjoy!
5. Add a superfood boost to your comfort food
Sautée some kale with garlic and some sliced bacon, before stirring into mashed potato. Serve with some chopped spring onions and cheddar cheese. The ultimate easy dinner when you need some TLC!