As much as we can appreciate a well-executed kale salad, the world is definitely over-kaled. Even after making many lists of the most annoying food trends, kale dishes still overpopulate restaurant menus and grocery store shelves. We don’t want to try to anoint any underused green as “the next kale,” but we do think there are plenty out there worth trying. The next time you’re shopping for produce leave the kale on the shelf and try one of these instead.
What they are: The tops of the beets
Why you should eat them: You’re probably getting some beets anyway, and now you can use the entire vegetable. So you can get twice as much bang for your vegetable buck. And they’re sweet, mild flavor should appeal to people who balk at more bitter greens.