Kale Chips

 

Kale is a powerhouse of nutrition. Plus, it loves the cold weather, so kale is usually available at the farmer's market right up to the end of the season.

Wether you love kale or hate it everyone loves kale chips. These crispy tasty bites of guiltless pleasure will be gobbled up as soon as you make them, so make extra.

Among all 100 of the World's healthiest foods, kale tops the list in terms of lutein content. Lutein is perhaps best known for its supportive role in eye health, and in particular, for its ability to protect different parts of the eye form potential damage by light or oxygen. Along with protecting your eyes from damage, it boosts your health with 1180% vitamin K, 98% vitamin A and 71 % vitamin C per 1 cup cooked. Wow! Talk about a superfood!

What are you waiting for? You can incorporate kale into your daily diet by eating it raw in a salad, juicing it with apple and lemon, steaming it with garlic and olive oil, or baking it crisp for chips. Kale chips also make great tasty toppings for soup instead of croutons and your kids will love them. I promise :)

 

Recipe:

I bunch kale, tough stems removed, roughly chopped (6-8 cups)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, optional- adds a cheesy flavor

 

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Use your hands to massage the kale until it's softened and evenly coated with oil.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place kale on baking sheet in single layer so they cook evenly. Bake 15 minutes, turn, cook 5-10 minutes more or until crispy and browned. Let cool a few minutes and Enjoy! Store in an airtight container. 

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