All About Kale

All About Kale

It’s no secret that kale is full of nutrition that makes it very good for you. According to Medical News Today, kale has been found to be one of the healthiest foods in the entire world. Kale provides a multitude of vitamins and minerals to the body. Kale is packed with fiber. It also provides many vitamins, including Vitamins C, B6, and K. Other nutrients that kale provides to the body include potassium, calcium, iron and beta-carotene.

Health Benefits

All of these vitamins and minerals allow kale to provide the body with numerous health benefits. Kale helps to promote healthy skin, hair, and healthy digestion. It can also lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and asthma, along with lowering blood pressure. Mark Houston from Vanderbilt University claims that an increased intake of potassium and a decreased intake of sodium are the best ways to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The high potassium in kale also reduces the risk of stroke and the formation of kidney stones. According to Medical News Today, the high-fiber content of kale can help to improve blood sugar, lipids, and insulin levels of people with Type 2 Diabetes. The iron in kale also helps the liver to function correctly. Lastly, kale lowers inflammation, reduces cholesterol, and improves eye health (Michigan State University).

How to Incorporate Kale Into Your Diet

Kale is great in many different forms. It can be used in sandwiches, or cooked in a variety of different ways and then added to meals. To cook kale, it is recommended by Michigan State University to cut the kale into half-inch pieces and then steam it. Kale chips have also become increasingly popular in the last few years. Here at STONEFIRE, we like to use kale in our salads, like our Golden State Kale or Jeanette’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad! YOU can even substitute kale in any of our salads! Find your local STONEFIRE Grill to give them a try!
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Super Greens to the Rescue!

Your search for a healthy (and delicious) restaurant is over! With a whole host of super green options on the STONEFIRE Grill menu, meeting your daily veggie intake is easier than ever.

 

How do super greens benefit YOU? Not only do they taste great, but they’re also filled with healthy and essential nutrients that our bodies require. Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they’re a meal component that can’t be missed at our healthy restaurants.

By incorporating a few portions of super greens into your daily diet, your body will benefit in multiple ways: boosted immune system, reduced inflammation, clearer skin and most importantly, more ENERGY! Who doesn’t need a little more of that?!

With all of these health benefits, you might be wondering, “Where’s the list of super greens?”  Listed below are a few super options that can also be found on the STONEFIRE Grill menu:

Kale
Spinach
Avocado
Cucumber
Bell Peppers
Arugula

We should mention that the ingredients listed above are also found in several menu items AND on our Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free menu. How can you go wrong? Enjoy these options in the following STONEFIRE Grill healthy menu items:

Golden State Kale
Spinach Salad
Roasted Corn & Arugula
Healthy Hybrid
Grilled Salad (with quinoa)

Or, substitute YOUR salad include kale, spinach or arugula at no additional charge!

xo STONEFIRE

NEW (AND HEALTHY) SALADS AT STONEFIRE

The deliciousness continues to grow at STONEFIRE Grill with some healthy and tasty additions to the menu this week.  Our list of market fresh salads now totals 18, and here’s some more information about the 3 new creations we’re offering to our health-conscious, foodie, and yes, gluten-free guests too:

ROASTED CORN & ARUGULA – Wild arugula, roasted corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, toasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese, Tomato Basil Vinaigrette.

GOLDEN STATE KALE – Chopped kale, red cabbage, cucumber, golden raisins, roasted chickpeas, avocado, Lemon Tahini dressing.

THE A.B.G. – Wild Arugula, fresh beets, Gorgonzola cheese, toasted walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Did you know that you can substitute spinach, wild arugula or chopped kale on any of our 18 salads?  For more information on these healthy options, check out www.stonefiregrill.com/menu/salads.

STONEFIRE Spotlight: Golden State Kale

You may have heard it referred to as “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” or even “a nutritional powerhouse”.  At STONEFIRE, it’s our Golden State Kale!

Enjoying this super-nutritious green on a regular basis has significant health benefits including lowering cholesterol and cancer prevention, just to name a couple. At only $6.49 and packed with fiber, iron and calcium, this healthy, delicious and vegan salad is sure to please.

Our Golden State Kale includes finely chopped kale, red cabbage, cucumber, golden raisins, roasted chickpeas, avocado and Lemon Tahini Dressing.