by Nick Meyer
Nowadays kale is so popular that there are people walking around with t-shirts bearing its name, resembling that of a famous Ivy League college (that would be Yale in case you’re wondering).
The dark leafy green that no one wanted is now showing up in everything from smoothies to salad recipes to kale chips.
In just a few short years, it’s gone from an afterthought to one of the biggest symbols of the organic food movement, and there’s no denying it’s spot as one of the healthiest overall foods out there.
But if you’re like me you probably gotten, well, a little bit tired of it. Just because it’s cheap and ridiculously healthy doesn’t mean we need to eat it every day, especially when there are so many more interesting things to throw in our salads.
And contrary to popular belief, kale isn’t the be-all, end-all of leafy greens when it comes to being the healthiest — there are actually plenty of similar greens (with more flavor in my humble opinion) to try that are more nutritionally dense, and sometimes by a big margin.
Rainbow chard, shown here, is more nutritionally dense than kale according to one recent study.(Image Credit)