The health of benefits of kale are amazing and abundant.

One cup of kale has zero fat and only 36 calories and is high in vitamins and antioxidants. You can eat this green raw or cooked. Enjoy in salads, soups, stews, stir-fries, and smoothies.

Below are 5 various recipes that will help you integrate kale into your diet.

Kale Salad with POPPY Seed Dressing

Get your kale fix with this delicious kale salad with poppy seed dressing. Try this combination of crunchy greens, light poppy seed dressing, toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. (Courtesy of

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Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta

This Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta recipe makes four side dish sized servings, but you can bulk it up and make it a meal by adding a chopped hard boiled egg (or topping with a fried egg, like I did), adding some chopped fresh tomatoes (or sun dried), or even crumbling some bacon over top. This is just a starting point and it can go in about a million different directions. Have fun with it! (Courtesy of

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No Fail Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips

These Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips are the perfect easy-to-make snack with a healthy crunch! They’re easy to make with basic ingredients and they’re a great healthy snack for on the go! (Courtesy of

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Kale Brownies

These brownies have enough butter, sugar, and chocolate in them that they don’t really taste like kale. But they are dense, fudgy, and super-moist, which is probably due at least in part to the kale that’s in there. Bonus: There are no green pieces to scare off small children. (Courtesy of

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Pineapple Banana Kale Smoothie

Filled with lots of good for you ingredients, this Pineapple Banana Kale Smoothie recipe is filled with iron, potassium, fiber and so much more. And it’s so delicious, even the kids will love it! (Courtesy of

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