So on my quest to eating healthier and eliminating (most) processed foods out of my diet, I have been having a few withdrawals of foods I really shouldn't be eating.
This past weeks craving has been chips.
Chips of all shapes and sizes: Pringles, Lays, Tortilla, Cheetos (is that a chip?)
Anyways, you get the idea.
So a few weeks back my awesome sister in law introduced me to Kale Chips.
That's her ... we love each other I promise (;
I was hesitant on the concept of Kale in the form of a crispy chip... but I tried it and Hey, it wasn't that bad at all! Actually it was just the saltiness and crispiness that I needed to suppress my chip craving. Now I'm not going to lie to you and say "These are JUST as good as eating Cool Ranch Doritos" .. because they aren't... nothing is actually. BUT they defiantly do the trick if you are trying to eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle like me (:
So here I share with you... Kale Chips.
1 bunch Kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Makes 6 servings 58 Calories Per Serving
- Heat Oven to 350 Degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. DO not grease.
- Using a knife, remove the stems from the Kale and tare into bite size pieces
- Rinse and dry the pieces of Kale .
- Using a pastry brush, lightly cover each piece of Kale with Olive Oil.
- Lay out kale on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and salt.
- Place in oven for 10-15 minutes until the edges are brown .
$2.55 for this bundle-o-kale !
4 ingredients ... does it get any easier than that ?
Kale washed and removed of stems.
Arranged on the cookie sheet, covered with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic powder and salt.
Viola! Kale Chips (:
Interested in the health benefits of Kale? Well here are a few I'll leave you with:
- Kale is very rich in vitamin A. Just 100 g leaves provide 512% of RDA. Foods rich in this vitamin offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.
Kale is an excellent source of calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and chlorophyll
- Kale eases lung congestion and is beneficial to the stomach, liver and immune system
- Kale will help lower LDL cholesterols (the bad cholesterol). Kale can even hold its own right along side some prescription cholesterol lowering medications.