We all know the drill. You tossed a bunch of kale into your cart last weekend with the best of intentions to work some more greens into your meal plan this week. But alas, they're still sitting in the crisper untouched, and now, starting to wilt. It's in times like these we need the easiest of recipes to put that kale to work. Here are 10 of my favorites to get you inspired.
This skillet dinner relies on the trio of white wine, lemon juice, and salty Parmesan to mellow the tough kale leaves and infuse them with extra flavor.
Add garlic, lemon, and a shower of red pepper flakes, and I promise you that your sautéed kale side dish will be anything but boring.
Curly kale is your best bet for these easy chips, since all the nooks and crannies make for a crunchier snack.
Partnered with meaty mushrooms, a couple of bunches of wilted kale make for a fresh and hearty layered casserole.
Tough kale leaves mean that this salad is even better when you make it in advance. It'll last in the fridge for a couple of days and the dressing tenderizes the greens without making them soggy.
Quick-cooking stir-fries are an easy way to work kale into dinner. And you're definitely gonna want to keep this weeknight stir-fry on your radar when we head into citrus season.
These grab-and-go egg cups are perfect for meal prep. Not only does it mean a satisfying breakfast, but you also get a serving of greens first thing in the morning.
Ready to bring Caesar wraps back into your lunch routine? This version swaps romaine for kale and leans on canned salmon for an extra boost of protein to keep you full.
This salad is a breeze to pull together and always feels a touch fancy. Slicing the kale into thin slivers is a quick trick to make the leaves more tender.
You'll notice that this recipe actually calls for Swiss chard, but I love making it with kale. It's my savior on nights I don't want to cook.