Anyway, for today’s superfood I want to tell you guys about a beautiful, leafy, nutritious, and often misunderstood green veggie!! KALE! Kale has been getting a lot of nutrition hype lately… and rightfully so. This stuff is a powerhouse of nutrients! So versatile and so nutritious!
Did you know that in 2 1/2 cups of this stuff, there are only 45 calories, less than 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of sugar, and even 3 grams of protein! A serving also provides you with 10% of your daily calcium needs, 170% of your daily Vitamin C needs, and well over double your Vitamin A needs. Also, kale is packed with iron, Vitamin K, and antioxidants.
Kale speeds up your metabolism, detoxifies your system, and hydrates your body. Kale is so incredibly nutritious, I can’t think of any reason not to eat it…
If the texture is a bit rough for you, skip the kale salad and opt for a fresh fruit smoothie blended with kale, or even some fresh kale juice. My favorite way to eat kale? KALE CHIPS!! They are amazing!! I love kale chips, but they can be expensive! Just a small 2.5 oz box can cost you 6 or 7 dollars… which is ridiculous if you ask me! So…. why not make your own?
Cailee’s Crunchy Kale Chips
6 cups kale
sprayable Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Divide kale onto 2 large baking sheets
3. Spray will oil and sprinkle with sea salt
4. Massage all ingredients together and bake for 20-30 minutes (depending how crispy you like them)
5. About halfway through cooking time toss the kale leaves
6. Let cool and enjoy!
Seriously, I LOVE these chips and I can’t wait to make them again!! Just a pointer… they tend to be freshest when they first come out of the oven. Even if you seal them in an airtight contianer, they get a bit softer the next day… My solution? Make the big batch and share them with your friends! Otherwise, just make a small batch and enjoy them with some hummus… or on their own!
Anyway, I hope that you guys have a happy, healthy Saturday!