Ever heard of kale chips? Believe it or not, they're actually quite delicious and can satisfy a craving for crunchy potato chips like a champ. When I was first experimenting with my diet, I didn't believe they were good until I tried them, but now I love them! I provided a recipe for you below. It only takes 15 minutes and is very easy so now's your chance to stop thinking about eliminating junk food snacks (like potato chips) from your diet and to really do it.
What's wrong with potato chips? I probably don't need to answer this question. Almost everyone knows that 1. white potatoes have a very high glycemic index that causes your blood sugar levels, energy and mood to go haywire. 2. Potato chips are deep fried in awful oil like canola, soy or corn, all of which have been linked to serious health concerns. 3. Potato chips have no nutritional value and instead often contain harmful additives like MSG, add more things that can harm your health.
Kale chips, on the other hand, are packed full of nutritional goodness. Kale is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, vitamins C, A, K and E, fiber, folic acid, and chlorophyll and is good for blood purification, increasing circulation, cancer prevention, immune boosting, improved liver, gallbladder and kidney function, reducing mucus and increasing energy. Now that's my kind of potato chip! Can you tell that snacking during a movie has become a glorified moment for me? Ahh, to snack guiltless.
Homemade Kale Chip Recipe
Time: 15 minutes
Step 1. Gather your sense of adventure and try some homemade kale chips!
Step 2. Buy 1 bunch of kale, preferably organic. You'll also need olive oil and sea salt.
Step 3. Preheat oven to 375F.
Step 4. Tear the leaves off the thick stems and into bite size pieces. Spread them out onto cookie sheets and drizzle them with about 2 tsp of olive oil. Sprinkle with seasonings of choice. Optional: a sprinkle of real sea salt.
Step 5: Bake for about 15 minutes, until edges are almost brown and kale is crispy when moved in pan.
These will last in a container in your fridge for a few days, but it's very rare to have any left over! Also, when you put them in the container, make sure they've completely cooled so there is no condensation in the container.