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10 Kale Cookbooks

Kale Cookbooks: 10 Books to Check Out if You Love Kale


Everyone knows that kale is good for you, but this green leafy Brassica vegetable is also a versatile ingredient, and there are literally dozens of different ways to cook and eat kale. If you're in need of some inspiration, check out these 10 cookbooks all of which loaded with enticing kale recipes. Please note that while most of these books are available both in the US and the UK, most of them have been created by American authors, so be prepared to convert some measurements if you are British.

Kale Guide

Celebration of all things kale:

Kale: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Powerful Superfood

In this celebration of all things kale, New York-based health writer and certified holistic health counselor (CHHC) Stephanie Pedersen provides more than 75 recipes to tempt your palate and boost your well-being. You'll find healthy recipes for everything from stews and salads to sandwiches and smoothies, and because even healthy people need a treat every now and then, there are also recipes for exciting kale muffins and chips!

Fifty Shades of Kale

Whimsical, yet informative:

Fifty Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes

50 Shades of Kale by Dr. Drew Ramsey and veteran cookbook author Jennifer Iserloh is a colorful and fun cookbook with 50 mouthwatering recipes that incorporate kale, all of which are under 400 calories. Some of the fun recipes you'll find in this kale-centric cookbook include Chocolate Chip Kale Cookies; Kale and Black Cherry Sorbet; Cheddar Kale Omelet; Kale Chicken Enchiladas; Zucchini and Kale Bites; and Spicy Mussels with Kale. But beware: many of the recipes also call fatty and salty ingredients like cheese, sausages, butter and bacon.

Kale Ebook

Ebook with kale recipes:

Kale Recipes: Nature's Superfood for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ebooks are generally cheaper than hard covers, but unfortunately many self-published ebooks, including many cookbooks, are short on quality content. However, if you're looking for an e-book with kale recipes, you're in luck: Kale Recipes: Nature's Superfood for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by Vancouver-based sous-chef Scarlett Aphra is loaded with easy-to-make recipes, and the book has received loads of excellent reviews from Amazon customers who have purchased or received this inspiring ebook.

Greens by Nava Atlas

Well-rounded cookbook starring leafy greens:

Wild About Greens: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves

In Wild About Greens, best-selling cookbook author Nava Atlas delivers 125 extra-healthy recipes showcasing green leafy vegetables like kale, bok choy, arugula and collards. Clocking in at over 200 pages, Wild About Greens has received rave reviews on Amazon, so if you're looking for a collection of recipes covering the whole spectrum of wholesome green vegetables, be sure to check out this one.

Common Superfoods Cookbook

Cookbook featuring kale – and 9 other superfoods:

Superfoods at Every Meal: Recipes Using 10 Everyday Superfoods

If you're looking for a cookbook that not only covers kale but also other readily available superfoods, be sure to check out Superfoods at Every Meal. Each recipe features at least two (but oftentimes even four or five) of the author's 10 favorite superfoods: quinoa, kale, sweet potatoes, blueberries, eggs, chickpeas, honey, greek yogurt, coconut oil and walnuts. So, whether you're looking for new ideas on how to cook sweet potatoes or some inventive kale recipes, be sure to check out this book!

Grow Kale Book

For all the green thumbs:

The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood (incl. 80+ Recipes)

Not only is kale downright delicious and healthy, it is also easy to grow – even indoors and on balconies! In this garden-to-kitchen guide, kale-lover Sharon Hanna teaches the reader how to grow this super-sustainable crop organically and provides more than 80 kale recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Hanna's mouthwatering dishes – which range from classics like Kale Chips to more inventive dishes like Kale, Salmon and Potato Cakes – are sure to win over even the most stubborn kale skeptics!

Cooking Leafy Vegetables

100 recipes featuring all your favorite greens:

The Leafy Greens Cookbook: 100 Creative, Flavorful Recipes Starring Super-Healthy Kale, Chard, Spinach, Bok Choy, Collards and More!

In The Leafy Greens Cookbook, private chef and caterer Kathryn Anible provides 100 creative recipes featuring super-healthy greens like kale, escarole, dandelion greens, and rapini (broccoli rabe). Within these pages, the reader will find recipes for everything from refreshing salads and scrumptious soups to mouthwatering meat entrees and energizing green smoothies.

Green Drinks

Ideas for green smoothies:

The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great

By now, you've probably heard of the health benefits of green smoothies, blended beverages that feature both fruit and green leafy vegetables. Thanks to its relatively mild flavor, kale is considered one of the best green smoothie ingredients in the Brassica family of vegetables. Therefore, it is not surprising that kale also pops up in The Healthy Green Drink Diet more than just a few times!

Vegetarian Bible

A must-have for all creative home cooks:

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Created by award-winning author Karen Page, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is a real treasure trove of ideas for healthy vegetarian meals, including tons of ideas for kale-based meals. But before you head to Amazon to get a copy of this massive 576-page book, know this: instead of showcasing a bunch of recipes, this unusual cookbook delivers ideas and inspiration by providing an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of plant-based whole foods, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices and other seasonings that best enhance their flavors. A wonderful idea generator for home cooks who love to experiment with flavors!


Kale - Recipe Book

Delectable kale recipes accompanied with stunning photography:

Kale, Glorious Kale

Last but certainly not least, there's the stunning cookbook Kale, Glorious Kale. Created by bestselling cookbook author Catherine Walthers and photographer Alison Shaw, this eye-popping book about the multitude of ways kale can be made into delectable meals belongs on every serious kale lover's bookshelf. Covering everything from salads to soups to smoothies, this kale cookbook has dishes for every meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner.