Recipe: Kale Chips

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In the past year or two, kale has been popping up everywhere, and if it hasn't already, this “trendy” vegetable should make an appearance in your diet. By itself the vegetable may be a little dull, but with the proper recipe you’ll be begging for seconds… and you can’t beat the health benefits. 101 on Kale: 

One portion of kale only has 36 calories but it supplies…

  • 192% of your daily Vitamin A needs
  • 89% of your daily Vitamin C needs
  • 20% of your daily fiber requirements
  • 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids that help regulate the body’s inflammatory process

And is packed with Vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, and calcium.

The combination of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory characteristics found in kale have been linked to help prevent cancer, especially colon, prostate, breast, bladder, ovarian, and gastric cancers.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/8 cup of slivered almonds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Use kitchen shears or a knife to remove kale leaves from stem and cut into bite size pieces. Wash and dry kale.
  4. Lay kale onto baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle sea salt, red chili flakes, nutritional yeast and slivered almonds over kale.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are brow