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Which Vegetable Is Hailed As The New Beef?

March 1, 2016

Can you guess which veggie has been hailed as the "new beef"? This plant-based superstar has taken the world by storm. We're so excited to share with you how we use this amazing vegetable in our dishes at The Real Food Academy!

Spring is in the air in South Florida, and today I'm really excited to share one of my favorite recipes which includes a vegetable (from the cabbage family) with such a high carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, it's now acclaimed as the "new beef."

Can you guess which veggie I'm talking about? Hailed as the "new beef," Kale has a 3:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio – an exceptionally high amount of protein for any vegetable. At just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has nearly 3 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full), vitamins A, C, and K. And, there's more benefits involved with raw kale.

On Thursday night, adult students will be making pasta from scratch. Then, on Saturday morning, kids will prepare (and feast on) the healthiest burger & fries combo EVER!

Next, in our recipes section, we share simple & healthy dishes that include a superfood salad, a hearty French twist on a classic Mediterranean dish and, a delicious healthy dessert that's loved by adults AND kids. Find these recipes and more here!

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday and Saturday, and hope you will continue to make healthy choices when choosing food to fuel your body - and soul!

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Real Food Recipes

The Real Food Academy's baked apple cinnamon empanadas recipe.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

The Real Food Academy asian cole slaw recipe.

Asian Cole Slaw

The Real Food Academy avocado fries recipe.

Avocado Fries

Crunch fries on a plate, The Real Food Academy baked fries recipe.

Baked Fries

The Real Food Academy berry sorbet with super food toppings, try it today!

Berry Sorbet with Super Food Toppings


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