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Making the Most of Kale Recipes

Healthy Kale Recipes

This week, we featured healthy kale recipes to make the most of it while it’s in season.

First up was Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage for a healthy weeknight meal.

Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage
Image and Recipe via Martha Stewart

 

Make this Caramelized Onion, Kale, Goat Cheese Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle for a healthy version of takeout.

Caramelized Onion, Kale, Goat Cheese Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle
Image and Recipe via EatGood4Life

 

This Light Turkey and Kale Pasta Bake is rich and satisfying when you’re craving carbs.

Kale Turkey Pasta Bake

 

Make this delicious Sweet Potato, Kale, and Shrimp Skillet for an easy dinner.

Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet

 

This Kale, White Bean, and Sausage Soup is a hearty meal for the cold winter months.

Kale, White Bean, and Sausage Soup
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classyan

Serving Up Healthy Pizza

Healthy Pizza

This week in comfort food, we wrapped up March with the ultimate in takeout, homemade and healthy pizza.

First up was a Four-Cheese Pizza that is rich and yet, only 370 calories.

Four-Cheese Pizza

 

Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza lets you indulge with everyone’s favorite meat and get your vegetables.

Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

 

Make these Individual White Chicken Pizzas, and freeze the rest for your next weekend craving.

Individual White Chicken Pizzas

 

This Kale, Pepper, and Red Onions Pizza uses whole wheat pizza dough so it’s healthy from start to finish.

Kale, Peppers, Red Onions Pizza

 

Instead of having a salad on the side, pile the greens on top with this Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza.

Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza

 

These Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas use rotisserie chicken, so that this meal is easy anytime.

Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas

 

Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza is light, tasty, and has your favorite pizza toppings, like olives.

Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza

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Calcium and Your Bones

Build Stronger Bones with Calcium and Vitamin D

You might think only people with osteoporosis or weak bones need to worry about getting enough calcium and Vitamin D. If you don’t have osteoporosis, or bone loss, and you eat a well-balanced diet, you’re probably getting the recommended daily amount of both.

But let’s be honest, a lot of us have a diet that is anything but well-balanced. (And no, alternating between frozen pizza and frozen fish sticks does not count as balanced.)

The good news is you don’t have to overhaul your entire diet to keep your bones in great shape. Making a few small changes can help you reach the recommended daily amounts.

Got Milk?

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Milk is one of the easiest ways to make sure you’re getting enough calcium and Vitamin D.

An 8 oz. glass of fat-free or low-fat milk has around 30% of the daily recommended amount of calcium and 25% of the recommended Vitamin D. The same goes for calcium-fortified soy milk. Other dairy products like cheese and yogurt, are also rich in both.

The Non-Milky Way

If you are lactose intolerant or just don’t eat dairy, you can still get enough calcium and Vitamin D from your diet.

Try these non-dairy foods for calcium:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Soybeans
  • White beans
  • Okra
  • Collards
  • Some fish, like sardines, salmon, perch, and rainbow trout
  • Calcium-fortified foods, like soy milk, oatmeal, cereal, and some orange juice

And these non-dairy foods for Vitamin D:

  • Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  • Egg yolks
  • Vitamin D-fortified foods, like orange juice, soy milk, and cereal

If you don’t think you’re getting enough of both from your diet, a supplement could help fill in the gaps.

But more is not always better, and getting too much of either can be harmful to your health. Talk to your doctor to make sure you get the right amount.

For recipes packed with calcium and Vitamin D, check out our Pinterest.