Once you try them you'll never go back. Kale chips might just become your new favorite snack.
Don't worry, you won't have to feel bad about this addicting treat - because it's good for you!
Kale is high in many great nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and manganese.
It's anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic!
Many studies have now shown that food sources of nutrients are better than supplements. Check out the two articles below to read more information about this.
Adapted from other recipes and a personal obsession with making Kale Chips
1 Bunch of Kale
1-2 Tbsp of Olive Oil (depending on amount of kale used)
Salt to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Rip or cut your kale into bite size pieces.
3. Toss the kale, olive oil, and salt to taste in a bowel.
4. Spread the kale out in one layer on a baking sheet.
5. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until cripsy.
6. ENJOY THE DELICIOUSNESS
This recipe can also be adapted and made with Brussels sprouts!
About the wonders of kale:
Articles on food as best nutrient sources:
Discussions around food and nutrition often revolve around what to eat. But what about how we eat? How we eat affects our digestion. This can have long lasting effects on different aspects of our health.
Why is proper digestion important?
Here are some simple steps that you can take to increase proper digestion:
Popcorn is one of America's favorite treats.
But were you aware that there are dangers lurking in our microwave popcorn? The Environmental Working Group has linked chemicals in the lining of the bags to infertility and certain types of cancer! Have no fear, there are still other delicious ways to make and enjoy popcorn outside of using your microwave.
My favorite way to make to make popcorn is on the stove top using coconut oil. Coconut oil is good to use compared to many oils because it has a higher resistance to heat. Oils such as corn, soy, safflower, and canola are more susceptible oxidative damage from cooking on high heat. This damage causes the loss of any nutritional value the oil might have previously held as well as creates free radicals which are damaging to your body! Coconut oil is delicious and I also like to use it for stir-frying my vegetables. It doesn't need to be refrigerated.
But back to the popcorn….I found the best way to figure out how to make the best popcorn is trial and error. Each of my pots makes popcorn a little differently. Don’t be afraid to try it out and don’t give up if one batch (or five) doesn't work out! If you are a sucker for details check out this lovely blog for a tasty recipe.
Read about more foods to watch out for here
Information about cooking with Olive Oil
Information about Coconut Oil