Saturday, October 19, 2013

Kale Salads To Lower Cholesterol


I'm almost finished with eating the kale that is growing in my garden.  My kale plants have really stopped growing since the weather turned cold in Chicago this week.  I'm going to miss eating kale salad everyday for lunch or dinner. See all the weeds growing in my garden, I got really lazy about pulling weeds last month.  Next year, I will be growing 4 to 5 kale plants instead of two plants.

Why do I love Kale? Read kale versus collards to see why.  Since I have been trying to lower my cholesterol, I have been having meatless meals at least two days out of the week.  I was doing three but I kind of fell off of the wagon.  In the month of November, I might pick that up again since the holidays are upon us.

Below are some of my kale salads using the vegetables in my garden. I grew broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, Swiss chard, and collard greens.

Kale, tomatoes, and walnuts
Tomatoes, kale, bell peppers, broccoli, cranberries and pecans
Kale, tomatoes, broiled salmon and a glass of sparkling cider

Do you eat kale and if so how do you cook it? Do you make kale salads?  What are the things do you add to your kale salad?


  1. Great idea cutting down on the meat in your diet, Sheila. I wonder if that will help. My family suffers with high cholesterol (I don't, I get that from my dad's side). So many of them are on cholesterol meds and they are all really active and there is no obesity in my family either. Just inherited, I guess.
    I'm going to pass on this idea!