Eating vegetables doesn’t have to be boring. Kale can seem like a chore to make and eat, but it’s high in vitamins and minerals, and can actually be used to create high protein meal. Meals like these can help you feel fuller for longer, and you’ll get your greens in at the same time. If you’re looking for more ways to get in those greens, these high-protein kale recipes from our Food Monster App are for you!
1. High Protein Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Salad With Curried Chickpeas
This High Protein Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Salad With Curried Chickpeas by Ally McLaughlin comes right from the Food Monster kitchen! Our Recipe Coordinator whipped this delicious and hearty salad up in a jiffy. It’s a great salad to prepare in advance, and awesome for outdoor picnics.
2. Kale Chane Poori: Spicy Black Chickpeas in Flatbread
This is traditional Indian dish most commonly served in the northern part of the country. This Kale Chane Poori: Spicy Black Chickpeas in Flatbread by Anupama Paliwal is a hearty mixture of black chick peas, vibrant spices, and a hint of spice from the chilies. This mixture is then served with the poori which is an addictively tasty fried bread.
3. Protein-Packed Chickpea and Kale Caesar Salad
This high-protein, nutrient-dense Protein-Packed Chickpea and Kale Caesar Salad by Ally McLaughlin makes the perfect warm-weather meal. Topped with super easy cashew Caesar dressing, this dish is great for parties!
4. Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili
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This Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili by Pavani Nandula is a beautiful take on a classic chili and the addition of kale makes it hearty and nutritious. The black eyed peas provide a sturdy foundation for the plethora of spices, garlic, and onion that go into creating the flavor of this chili and the kale adds a nice bit of texture to make this recipe a ‘bowl’ in one.
5. Hearty Superfood Salad With Arugula, Kale, and Beets
This Hearty Superfood Salad With Arugula, Kale, and Beets by Linda Wagner is loaded with superfoods and hearty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites! With all of these amazing health benefits, this is the perfect time to be eating this salad regularly! It’s your body’s first defense against cold and flu season.
6. Chickpea and Kale Asian Rice
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The great thing about grain recipes is you can substitute them so easily with whatever you have in the pantry. Feel free to mix it up! This Chickpea and Kale Asian Rice by Ashley Smyczek is a must try!
7. Chickpea Omelet With Kale Filling And Cheesy Tahini Sauce
Do you feel stuck with your current vegan breakfast options? Well, it turns out that even omelets can be made vegan. This savory Chickpea Omelet With Kale Filling And Cheesy Tahini Sauce by Laine Rudolfa will leave you satisfied and energized.
8. Spicy West African Chickpea and Kale Curry
Who’s down to try this Spicy West African Chickpea and Kale Curry by Elsie Kriz for lunch or dinner? Loaded with some potatoes, kale, and spice to boot. There is something very fulfilling about a meal you can whip up in 30 minutes and get the family happily fed in little to no time. Nutritious, delicious and probably the best leftovers for your next day soup and sandwich brunch.
9. Carrot and Kale Quinoa Patties
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Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, this Carrot and Kale Quinoa Patties by Judy Moosmueller makes a perfect companion for the nutritionally dense super grain, quinoa, which is rich in protein, fiber, moderate fat, and vitamins and minerals. It’s also considered a complete protein (meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids), making it a great choice for people trying to eat less meat. Plus, add in the fact that it’s delicious, and you have a great meal!
10. Lentil Kale Fritters
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These Lentil Kale Fritters by Korie Kha are so tasty and light, yet incredibly filling! You can blend the lentils if you prefer a smoother texture but this recipe leaves in whole lentil pieces for a crunch. They are delicious served with a refreshing cilantro mayo dipping sauce.
11. Lentil-Kale Risotto
Source: Lentil-Kale Risotto
These Lentil-Kale Risotto by Korie Kha are so tasty and light, yet incredibly filling! You can blend the lentils if you prefer a smoother texture but this recipe leaves in whole lentil pieces for a crunch. They are delicious served with a refreshing cilantro mayo dipping sauce.
12. Kale Tofu Balls
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These Kale Tofu Balls by Lan Pham Wilson are a nice change-up from the usual veggie balls. They’re light in color and flavor but are a filling addition to pasta. Nutritional yeast and panko flakes give them a unique texture and subtle cheesy tones.
13. Kale Tofu Curry
Source: Kale Tofu Curry
This recipe for Kale Tofu Curry by Meghna Purandare is based on the traditional Indian dish methi malai paneer. Methi is a popular greens in India from fenugreek seeds and has a bitter taste and flavor. This curry uses kale instead of the traditional methi. Soaked almonds give the dish its creamy texture and tofu is tossed in for added protein.
14. Adzuki Bean and Kale Hummus With Sweet Potato Chips
Chips and dip get a healthy, even more delicious twist in this Adzuki Bean and Kale Hummus With Sweet Potato Chips by Maria and Alyssa Tosoni! Rich sweet potato pairs perfectly with this adzuki bean hummus to keep you full. Tahini, salt, pepper, and garlic give the dip a flavorful kick, while added kale leaves give you a healthful dose of green veggies.
15. Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
If you are under the impression that veggies are just meant to be side dishes, you have to try this amazing Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash by Maria and Alyssa Tosoni! It’s filled with sautéed kale, chickpeas, and toasted almonds. It’s filling, wholesome, and tastes as good as it looks!
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