"I'm eating kale tomorrow" has become the new post-indulgence refrain. We've all heard about the bounty of benefits  a heaping helping of kale has to offer our stomachs and taste buds, but actually putting the dark, leafy green on your plate is a whole different story. That's where we come in! Once you've learned how to prep kale hassle-free , try one of these 28 recipes.
— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr
Source: Anna Monette Roberts, Nicole Perry, Camilla Salem, Fresh Tart , Susannah Chen
Italian Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup
Cozy up with a bowl of this classic Italian sausage, white bean, and kale soup .
Cheesy Kale Chips
If a bag of Kale Krunch's Quite Cheezy  kale chips keeps winding up in your shopping cart, take matters into your own hands with this homemade take on this snack  that's only decadent in flavor.
Kale Caesar Salad
Add extra bite to your caesar salad  by swapping the usual romaine leaves for toothsome, torn-up kale.
Leftover Greens and Grains Bowl
Give leftover greens (like kale) and grains a second life  by adding teriyaki sauce, a soft boiled egg, and Vietnamese-inspired quick pickled carrots and daikon to the mix.
Kale, Cantaloupe, and Ginger Smoothie
Smoothies make for the perfect snack or even meal; they're fast, filling, and full of whatever fruits and veggies sound good to you. Go green with a kale, cantaloupe, and ginger smoothie  — round it off with a squeezed lemon for extra zest.
Brussels Sprout, Lentil, and Kale Salad
This gloriously green salad  is brightened by clementine segments, dried cranberries, and a zippy honey-mustard dressing.
Kale and Burrata Bruschetta
Creamy burrata and garlicky sautéed kale combine for a vegetarian-friendly appetizer  equally at home as a weeknight nibble as it is at a cocktail party.
Kale and Sweet Potato Chips
Savory kale and nutty sweet potatoes bake up into crisp, addictive chips  that pair perfectly together.
Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad With Candied Pancetta and Blue Cheese
A trio of greens — brussels sprouts, kale, and swiss chard — provide a hearty base for a smattering of toppings , including candied pancetta, gorgonzola, and pear.
Linguine With Kale and Chickpeas
This fast and easy linguine main  is chock-full of hearty greens and beans and bolstered by garlic and crushed red pepper.
Miso-Glazed Kale and Shiitakes With a Poached Egg
For a big plate of greens that doesn't skimp on flavor, try miso-glazed kale with shiitake mushrooms , and top it all off with a poached egg.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Kale, and Kumquat Salad
With its many components (coins of kumquat, shredded kale and brussels sprouts, tart dried cherries, and soy-sauce-glazed pepitas), this salad  may seem like more effort than it's worth. Thankfully, its phenomenal flavor and staying power (leftovers make a great brown bag lunch) more than make up for time expended.
Spicy Miso Kale Chips
Salty-savory miso and a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice powder) dress up already-irresistible kale chips  for a virtuous snack you'll devour with vigor.
Napa Valley Grille's Kale Chopped Salad
This chopped kale salad  offsets a tart lemon parmesan vinaigrette with plump golden raisins and hearty, mellow quinoa.
Steamed kale  takes a mere five minutes to cook and is a blank-slate side practically begging to be dressed up with whatever flavors you're craving. Our current fix: a splash of fish sauce, lime juice, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for an Asian-inspired twist.
Chicken Caesar Mason Jar Kale Salad
Avoid sad desk lunches by packing this kale caesar salad with chicken and avocado  in your workbag.
Mochi Squares Stuffed With Sesame Kale
Mix up your weeknight dinner repertoire with this fast and easy vegan recipe  that stuffs pillowy pockets of mochi (no, not the sweet type ) with greens and mushrooms dressed in a bold glaze.
Lemony Kale Salad With Feta
We're not sure what's better about this pine nut and feta kale salad : its leftover-friendly nature (like many kale salads, it can handle, and arguably improves with, an overnight sit in the fridge) or its bold flavors and ease of preparation. Either way, it's more than worthy of an inclusion in your salad repertoire.
Slow-Cooked Kale, Fennel, and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce
It doesn't get much simpler than this slow-cooker kale, fennel, and sun-dried tomato pasta sauce . Simply add the vegetables, some garlic, and broth to the crockpot; set it; and forget it.
Kale Salad With Pecorino and Pine Nuts
This bold salad  is equally at home at a dinner party as it is tucked into your workbag for a brown-bag lunch.
Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips
Like their deep-fried potato cousins, salt and vinegar kale chips  are crisp, salty, sour, and dangerously addictive.
For a lighter take on mashed potatoes, try colcannon , an Irish specialty that combines cabbage (or in this case, kale), bacon, butter, and potatoes.
Hot Cheetos Kale Salad
Think kale and Hot Cheetos don't mix? In most cases, you're right, but when sliced apple and walnuts come to the party , it's a surprisingly satisfying combination.
Chickpea and Kale Soup With Garlic Tortilla Triangles
Chickpeas, kale, noodles, carrots, and garlic tortilla triangles add a variety of textures and flavors to this brothy soup .
Chicken and Kale Salad With Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette
For a taste of one of our editor's go-to lunch spots, try this restaurant-inspired composed salad  that combines kale, quinoa, avocado, and more with a zesty lemon-cumin vinaigrette.
Spicy Garlic Kale With Poached Eggs
Too tired to cook? You may reconsider when you realize just how fast and easy this spicy and satisfying dinner  is. (You might even have all the ingredients on hand — no grocery store run needed.)
Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
A constant fixture on our tables, this ribboned kale and brussels sprouts salad  is heartier than most, mighty delicious, and highly adaptable (just stick to some sort of tart fruit and salty nut combination). Take a stab at it whether you have all of the ingredients stocked or not!
Maple Bacon Kale Chips
Kale chips never tasted as naughty (or nice) as these maple bacon crisps  that are at once salty, savory, and sweet.