22nd December

Twas the Friday before Christmas and all through the country people were panicking that they hadn’t done all their Christmas shopping… Are you ready for Christmas? It is ok if you are not.

Today’s vegetable is in season although we are nearing the end of the season. It is in the cabbage family.

advent calendar 22nd

Did you manage to guess from the picture – it’s kale

Kale is a source of non dairy calcium so it is great for vegans. It also contains folate, vitamins A, C and K, antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, and iron.I remember this vegetable from my childhood and it seemed to go out of fashion. Now it has come back into fashion but do we really know what to do with it. Kale can be used in soups, risottos, pasta sauces, and stir  but surprisingly, given the status of this vegetable being incredibly healthy, many of the recipes on the web are very high in fat.

I am therefore going to suggest you make a regular tomato based pasta sauce and try tossing some kale in towards the end – it will take about 5 minutes to cook.



Published by porternutrition

I am a freelance Registered Nutritionist with NHS, charity and private sector experience. My passion is for improving health without breaking the bank and spending hours chained to the kitchen. I work with all ages but have specific focus on the youngest of the community as they start their food journey.

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