Today I made kale chips for my kiddos. They love them so much, they request I make them pretty often. I love that they are becoming more and more health conscious as they get older. I guess when you’re Mom’s a bit of a crazy health nut, you don’t have much of a choice? Just yesterday, my son asked if him & I can do a no-sugar challenge, so proud of him!
Back to the kale chips…Have you ever made them? It’s super simple, but I must advise you to please only use ORGANIC kale. Recent findings have shown cancer causing pesticides on 60% of conventionally grown kale. Which makes me extremely sad, considering the powerhouse of benefits kale provides. You can check out the research herehttps://www.ewg.org/foodnews/kale.php
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchement paper
- 1 bag Pre-cut organic kale
- 1/4 C Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Rinse Kale and evenly spread on cookie sheet
- Drizzle kale with olive oil
- Sprinkle kale with salt and pepper
- Bake at 200 for 35 minutes
- For an additonal 5 minutes increase the oven temperature to 400
- Let cool and enjoy!
- Store in an air tight container, best if eaten within a day.
You may choose to drizzle your finished kale chips with lemon juice as it will help your body absorb the vitamins a little easier.
While eating your kale chips you will enjoy the following benefits:
Benefits of Kale
- Reduces your risk of heart disease
- Lowers cholesterol
- Fights cancer cells
- Detoxifies the body
- Prevents hair loss
- Aids in weight loss
- Improves bone health
- Regulates Blood Sugar
Did you also know…
- Kale has more iron than beef
- Kale has more Calcium than milk
- 1 Serving contains 3 grams of Protein
- Contains vitamins A, C, B6, K, E, Foliate, Potassium
So next time your kids ask for a snack, why not make them some kale chips? I think you’ll be surprised at their response. They just might find a new favorite snack!
Word of Caution
If you take a blood thinner, ask your doctor about before consuming large amounts kale.
Although most people today are more on the iodine deficiency scale, eating too much kale may cause thyroid problems. It’s highly unlikely to have any issues however, cooking kale can minimize the effect, everything in moderation. Again, check with your doctor if you have concerns.