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Eat Kale For St. Patrick's Day

Eat Kale For St. Patrick's Day

Along with wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, as a health nut I enjoy eating my fill of green food on March 17. This is easy to do in an Irish fashion with colcannon, a tasty potato dish with added kale, a leafy green. Or just braise kale with a little oil, red pepper flakes, and red wine vinegar to make a healthy veggie to go with your traditional corned beef.

It is true that I love kale, and it is in season from early Winter through early Spring. So it should be available at most grocery stores and be affordably priced since it is abundant right now. Kale is a powerhouse veggie: high in vitamins K, A, and C, a cup of this cooked green provides a quarter of you daily requirement of fiber. This green is loaded with phytonutrients, which may fight ovarian cancer.

Steer clear of the green beer, and add some greens into your St. Patty's Day meal.


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lollofit lollofit 8 years
yum. try cooking it in sesame seed oil. I want to try it with strawberries now mdappel!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Considering that colcannon is a lot more authentic for St. Patrick's Day than corned beef and cabbage is, it's probably a good option for dinner.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I think cooked kale is tasty but I've tried to have it in salads and I do not like it raw.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I've never had it...
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Yum! That sounds really good by the way, mdappel :)
mdappel mdappel 8 years
Strangely enough, I had kale with fresh strawberries for breakfast. I put some red wine vinegar & drizzled olive oil on it and it was fabulous. Not exactly breakfast fare, but healthy and a great way to start the day! Thanks for the post!
shannon625 shannon625 8 years
It's colcannon.
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
I love to toss kale with sesame oil and seeds...mmmmm delicious. it is also great to use in soups.
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