Part of my vegetarian/vegan/paleo challenge is to challenge myself to try new, healthy foods. Quinoa was my first one and that was a success, though I need to find more recipes for this.
Kale is another food that I’ve never tried but it is lauded as being so nutritious that I figured I definitely should. One problem with greens though is that they go bad fairly quickly and it’s not always easy to finish a large bunch of kale in that time.
Enter the solution: Kale Cubes!
This is a super easy way to extend the life of your kale or any other greens.
1. Pull kale off of the stems
2. Chop kale in a food processor
3. Fill an ice cube tray with the chopped kale. Really stuff it in there!
4. Add a little bit of water to each ice cube spot.
6. Pop cubes out of the tray and store in a freezer bag
Cool huh? And it’s SO easy!
Each of these cubes really packs a lot of kale too. 10 cubes = 1 large bunch of kale.
Now, there are a lot of things you can use these kale cubes for but the easiest is probably soup. A friend of mine (who I got this idea from) made a delicious Kale soup using the cubes. Such a simple recipe too. She used veggie broth, sausage, yellow onion, and threw in 3 or 4 kale cubes. Seriously, try it! That’s what I’m making with these this week. I also plan to throw one or two into my smoothies to make them extra healthy.
Now, I originally bought the kale to make kale chips and my first batch did not turn out very good. I’ll be buying another batch soon to try again and I might just end up with more cubes
How do you prolong the life and usefulness of your produce?