We’ve heard the sarcasm and snarky quips about kale. It’s quite possible we’ve heard them all.
I’d eat kale but it’s too this or that.
I’d don’t like the taste, texture, blah blah blah.
I’d totally eat kale if it tasted more like bacon.
Alright. We get it. It’s not in the same spectrum as many of the foods that people eat on a daily basis. We get it.
Try this on. The whole kale thing, it’s not a thing. It’s a made up idea that is a great indicator of other things that are being avoided or excused with superfluous ridiculocity. Yes, that’s a made up word, just like the excuse not to eat kale (insert any healthful food for kale for the rest of the post).
There are other foods, like kale, that get the side-eye. Kale isn’t special. It’s not unique. Sure, it’s fabulously rich in nutrients and pretty much the best thing you can chew and swallow but, it’s not special. Excusing ones self from the miraculous nutrient rich foods in the world doesn’t excuse a person from their other choices. It’s a symptom of avoiding things we know are for the betterment of our health. Making an excuse is never empowering.
It’s ok to not like kale. It won’t hurt our feelings and frankly, fine, sometimes it’s hard to find so, more for us.
Please stop making excuses though.
If you choose not to eat kale because you choose not to eat kale, great. Tell us about all the other amazing plant foods you do eat.
If you are planning a tirade on kale that involves comparing it to cured animal bellies, then, let’s talk about the why there.
Sarcasm and satire aside, comparing bacon and kale are pretty much not even worth our time. We get it, it’s funny for some people but it negates the facts of health and wellness that we promote. We get the space that comes from and hope that in that space there is someday the creation of a healthy body and mind that sees the subject of kale as more a pro-palate and health idea and less an attack on a lifestyle choice.
The truth of the matter of kale is that it’s not about what kale is or isn’t. It’s about what kale means to us and what we make our eating habits mean about us. It’s not about kale, it’s about choice and life.
You don’t ever have to eat kale. Ever. But before you make an excuse about eating kale, look at that excuse.
Is it a choice?
Where is it born in your being? What space are you giving it and what are you making it mean about you.
Don’t eat kale.
Either way, we just hope you will choose freely and after consideration, not excuses.