Massage Your Kale + Meal Planning


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A couple of weeks ago, I gave out my first massage to a leafy green vegetable called kale.

I had heard people talk about how wonderful it was.

But I didn’t think I needed to do it. I liked my kale in smoothies, baked or satueed. There was no need for any contact between the two of us.

Now it’s the only thing I’ll ever do to kale.

Well, no, that’s a lie. I’ll still do all the other ways but massaging is my favorite of the moment.

Massaging your food is a little odd but it’s worth it. A five-minute rubdown can transform kale from being bitter and tough to turning silky and sweet. There are two ways to massage your greens. You could take bunches of kale in each hand and rub them together and repeat till the leaves darken, wilt and become silky. Another delicious way is to use olive oil and salt during the rubdown process.

Trust me, you need to be massaging your kale. It takes it to a whole new level of yum.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got planned for dinner this week. Notice a massage is scheduled on Tuesday. For the kale. 🙂

Sunday: Fish Taco Salad

Monday: Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Bean Bowls

Tuesday: Roasted Sweet Corn and Tomato Soup + Massaged Kale Salad

Wednesday: Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls + Veggie Peanut Noodles

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Thursday: Spanish Chickpea Balls over pasta or spaghetti squash

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Spicy Thai Peanut Kabocha & Cauliflower

What are you having for dinner this week?

Do you massage your kale?

19 comments on “Massage Your Kale + Meal Planning

  1. These recipes look great! I am working late all week so I recruited my mom and grandmother to cook for my family. I am going to have to plan something healthy to take to work to get me through 3 meals!
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  2. I’ve had massaged kale and I really liked it but it’s just too much work for a weeknight supper for me. We’re supposed to have some tropical weather tomorrow (46* and raining!) so I’m making Chili Lime Shrimp Salads to fully embrace it.
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  3. I’ve never massaged kale – I have only tried kale a couple of times. Maybe I should put that on my list of new things to try this year!!
    Enjoy your back to work day. We are back to school/work (even though I’ve worked some over the break) tomorrow – 5 am here I come!
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  4. I’ve never massaged my kale, now I am intrigued!

    Some eats for this coming week… Chicken and veggie stir fry with quinoa, Grilled Zucchini sandwiches with mozzarella and tomatoes, quinoa salad, butternut squash soup, and leftover home made sesame chicken from tonight!
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  5. The title totally caught my eye lol! Thanks for the tip, I had no idea that doing that would change the flavor and taste. I have definitely had trouble incorporating Kale into things other than smoothies or kale chips because of the texture and taste, especially for the rest of the family.
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