Crazy for Kale by Hallie Klecker – A Green Idea Book Reivew

Kale is a green leafy veggie that comes from the same family as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts.  Known as one of the world’s most healthy foods, it has a ton (scientific term!) of Vitamin K, A, and C, as well as cholesterol balancing abilities.  The new book Crazy for Kale by Hallie Klecker is your resource for tons of yummy, easy ways to enjoy kale every day!

My Experience

Have you ever tried kale?  I remember the first time I ran into it at a Whole Foods Market salad bar about 5 years ago.  At the time, Whole Foods was rating their salad bar items on some kind of nutritional powerhouse scale, and kale was at the top of the charts.  So of couse I added some to my salad.  I mean, if you’re eating lunch at Whole Foods, why not just go all the way, right?  I found the raw, undressed kale to be a little bit on the strong side – a little extra chewy, and extra flavored than I was used to in my greens.  But in a GOOD way!

Since that first encounter, I have found lots of yummy ways to incorporate kale into our regular menu.  I am always sure to add a handful of kale to our fruit smoothies.  I chop it up and add it into our dinner time frittatta, or baked macaroni and cheese.  I love drizzling with olive oil and salt and baking it into crispy, melt-in-your mouth kale chips.  We almost always have a bag of pre-washed and chopped kale in our fridge, and I add it into whatever I can.

Crazy For Kale

Because of my love of super-duper healthy kale, I was super-duper excited to read the new ebook Crazy for Kale by Hallie Klecker.  It’s a collection of 40 gluten-free and dairy-free recipes all featuring KALE!  Many of the recipes are even grain free (Paleo) and vegan, making this a collection with something for everyone!

Hallie starts off the book with a short but sweet kale primer, which includes descriptions of the 3 main kinds of kale, how to wash and store it, and the best ways to prep it for different types of recipes.  Then’s it’s on to the really good stuff!  Recipes!

Crazy for Kale has lots of different recipes:

  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Salads
  • Side Dishes
  • Main Dishes
  • Snacks & Sweet Treats

You will be delighted with how many treats that Hallie has tested out for you!  Not only are the recipes easy to follow and understand, Hallie throws in some bonus tips throughout the book like how to make a dish egg free, and why grassfed beef is the way to go.

With the kale coming into season in the next couple months, Crazy for Kale is a perfect addition to the cookbook collection of kale lovers and newbies alike.  In fact, you can get a whole collection of real food cookbooks as part of the Harvest Your Health Bundle of ebooks.


This cookbook collection plus 60 additional healthy living ebooks is on sale now for only $37, but only until October 14th!

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Do you eat kale at your house?  What it your favorite way to prepare it?


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6 Responses to Crazy for Kale by Hallie Klecker – A Green Idea Book Reivew

  1. I am pretty CRAZZZZYYYYY for Kale too! 🙂 I don’t make it nearly enough but when I do, I GO TO TOWN!

  2. I love kale! I don’t think I had ever eaten it before I started subscribing to a CSA farm, which gives us a lot of kale. Here are my many ways to use kale. One important thing to know about kale is that it is low in oxalic acid, which inhibits your mineral absorption, while spinach is high in oxalic acid. Since kale is usually cheaper than spinach, I consider this a big win!

  3. Kerry says:

    I will have to look into the book. I keep thinking that I need to start incorporating more kale into our diet.

    Thanks for sharing on A Humble Bumble’s Healthy Tuesday’s Blog Hop!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  4. tessa says:

    I am so going to buy this book! We shared your review with our FB readers at