Hearty, Healthy Ways to Eat Kale

Start off the new year with these seriously superfood-heavy recipes

In most parts of the country (read: the snow-covered parts), cold weather means the growing season is largely over. Sure, there are apples and pears, but in terms of local offerings, pickings are slim.

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This time of year, we count ourselves lucky that healthy staples like fresh kale are readily available at the market. Kale, often considered a powerhouse among super foods, is rich in iron, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants, as well as vitamins K, A, and C.

So of course, to kick off the new year on a healthy streak, Babble has rounded up the some of the best recipes that star the leafy superfood. Kale might have been all the rage in 2012, but we're sure we'll be seeing it around 2013.

So get ready, or even excited, for healthy, hearty winter eating, and click through our slideshow for these fantastic ways to enjoy delicious kale all winter long.

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