Saturday, January 14, 2012

Crunchy Snack - Kale Chips

Changing eating habits is a struggle for anyone, even for the most dedicated. Seems that snacks are the hardest need to satisfy. For those of you that like chips or crunchy snacks, try Kale Chips. Kale, a leafy green vegetable, is considered one of the greatest “super foods." It has a large amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, B6, manganese, calcium, copper and potassium (just to name a few). Note however that kale, like many other vegetables, will lose some of its nutrient value when cooked but it is still worth eating. So try this recipe I use for Kale Chips. They are a great snack.

Here is how to make them: Preheat the oven to 350. Put foil on a baking sheet (or 2 if you have them). Wash your kale and pat dry it with paper towel. Then place the kale leaves in a single layer on the baking sheets. Spray the kale with a cooking spray (I prefer an organic olive oil cooking spray). Sprinkle some sea salt on top of the kale and bake. Bake until they are dry and crispy (roughly 20 mins). Allow to cool and then put in a container. They will have the crunch of a chip. It is a great healthy snack.

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