Seasonal Veggies – Kalettes.

If you had told me when I was younger about the obsession I would have with vegetables now I would never have believed you. Seriously though people still look at me strangely when I talk about veggies with the same excitement I talk about chocolate.

I try to eat as much seasonal fruit and vegetables as I can, more locally grown the better too.  It is so much better for the environment,(shame about the plastic packaging but that’s another post altogether!) plus I believe its better for you too.
I thought I would do a little series of posts talking about my favourite seasonal veg and as the seasons change I can add more to the collection.

Kalettes are a very new discovery of mine and boy have I been missing out. They are a hybrid of sprouts and kale which I know will be some peoples worse nightmare but for me it makes the most mouthwatering snack or side dish. They have the slight sweet nutty taste of kale with a more dense texture of sprouts and you can eat them raw or cooked.
My favourite way to cook them is to drizzle oil over them, my current favourite being Sesame seed oil. I then sprinkle some salt and pepper on and pop them in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes. So simple yet completely delicious, they come out the oven so crispy and crunchy and it is easy to devour a whole bag of them in one sitting!

Not only are Kalettes tasty they have twice as much Vitamin C and B6 as Kale, plus they are a great source of Vitamin K too. Kalettes are high in protein, iron and calcium too. Perfect for us Herbivores!

So now you know I am completely crazy and wrote a blog post about vegetables, I would love to hear if you have tried Kalettes?
What is your favourite veggie at this time of year?

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