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What to do with all that kale?

So you’ve purchased a bunch of kale, made a couple salads, but still have a few pounds of kale left!

Salad is fun, a couple times a week! But what are you to do with all of that kale?

Here’s are 4 easy and healthy ideas to help ensure those leafy greens won’t go to waste!

But firstly, what are the benefits of kale?

•Kale has 2.5 grams of protein per cup
•High in Vitamin K (bone health)
•High in fiber
•Antioxidant (cancer fighting)
•Good source of Vitamin A & C
•High in calcium

Now let’s get cooking!

1. Kale Wraps!

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Make these veggie kale wraps in under 5 minutes! Just add some peppers, kale, cheese and honey dijon!

2. Quinoa Topper!

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•Cook quinoa as directed on package
•Dice up kale, green onions, peppers, and or tomatoes
•Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of lemon juice per cup of quinoa
•Mix it up and enjoy

3. Pizza night!

Pizza kits are the best! With whole wheat & thin crust options now available, you can make a homemade pizza that the whole family can enjoy!

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We made half meat and half veggie (for me) The left side toppings include:

Giant olives, orange & red peppers, cheese and kale!

You can also substitute the pizza sauce with a pesto mix and scratch the cheese.

4. Scrambled eggs!

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Some other great ideas to incorporate kale into your meals are:

•Smoothies
•Kale chips
•Stir fry
•Soups

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Lychee Benefits

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Love this little fruit! It’s sweet, juicy and nutritious.

Filled with goodness, lychees are high in fibre, phosphorous, Vitamin C, antioxidant fighting powers and more!

Known to cure diseases and sore throats. Even the stem and bark has been proven to cure many ailments.

Having to peel any fruit or food also helps to curb cravings. By concentrating on the food your eating, it keeps your mind busy and allows you to enjoy it. Instead opening up a box of cookies and diving in. You’ll have no regrets after and a fuller stomach!

Pair this fruit with your morning smoothie, on top of a salad, or blended into a dressing!

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Get The Facts: Eggplant

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Eggplants are a beautiful thing!

Filled with: antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, B6, B1, B3 and more!

B vitamins promote healthy skin and keep you energized!
But are best know for being the anti-stress vitamin! Helping with sleep, easing anxiety and helping with memory loss.

So stack some up and dive in with this quick and yummy recipe!

What you’ll need:

1 small eggplant
2 tablespoons olive oil
Spices (parsley, basil, dried garlic)
Fresh lemon juice
Hot sauce
Soya sauce

How to prepare:

Heat oil on medium heat with spices
Cut eggplant into 1/4 inch slices
Add to pan
Squeeze a lemon on-top of eggplant
Fry for 12-15 minutes turing often until golden brown
At the last few minutes drizzle a little hot sauce & soya sauce on top
Turing often

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Chilled Green Tea!

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Cool off this summer with a refreshing chilled green tea!

Green tea has so many health benefits and I personally think it tastes amazing! I like to sweeten my tea with honey, and for this chilled version, I also topped it with raspberries!

All you need to do is:

•Boil water
•Steep green tea of your choice until desired
•Add ice cubes to tea
•Let cool
•Refrigerate for 15 mins
•Sweeten with honey
•Add more ice cubes and top with raspberries or lemon

Clean, healthy and delicious!

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