I love how kale is curly and I also love how it grows. It is a humble, kicked-back and casual green with it’s curls and wayward growth on the ground. Never underestimate the power of kale and try to put aside any of your preconceived notions about the taste of kale. Kale is a great addition to baby’s ever growing array of foods. It would be best to serve kale (and mushrooms) to babies who are 8 months old or older. Although many babies are introduced to kale earlier, please be sure to ask your pediatrician about offering kale to your little one. As a leafy green, it is important to immediately serve or store kale once it has been cooked to avoid a possible concentration of nitrates.
This year Kale has a place on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen 2012 Plus list; kale may contain pesticides of special concern. Please try to purchase organic kale whenever possible, especially if you will be preparing it for your baby. One of the easiest ways to prepare kale and retain most of it’s nutrients is to saute it in a bit of olive oil; enjoy!