Super Food: Kale Chips
You Can’t Get Much More “Super” Than Kale
In the super food category, you can’t get much more “super” than kale. It is high in fiber, carotenoids and flavonoids as well as important antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A and manganese.
Kale also contains omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin K.
Baked kale chips are easy to make and delicious – my toddler literally can’t eat enough of them and he is as picky as they come. Here’s my recipe – I hope you find it helpful!
Baked Kale Chips
- 1 bunch of kale – rinsed, dried and center ribs removed
- Olive oil
- Sea salt or kosher salt
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Cut into any size pieces you like (you can even leave them intact for a pretty presentation in a tall glass or jar).
Divide the kale between 2 parchment-lined baking sheets and drizzle with some of the olive oil. Using your hands, gently toss the leaves till they are evenly coated. Spread them out on the baking sheets so they are not overlapping, and sprinkle with salt to taste.
Bake till crisp – about 12-15 minutes. Place the baking sheets on racks to cool and store the chips in an airtight container (I like to line the bottom of the container with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil).
Blanched Kale Salad
Blanched Kale Salad – prep time 5 minutes or less
Blanch a bunch of any kind of kale in boiling water for 30 seconds to one minute. Be sure to take it out while it is bright green. Wring water out of the kale then chop it into bite sized pieces. Toss with 1.5 T Toasted sesame oil and 1.5 T apple cider vinegar. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground garlic powder or 1 clove of fresh garlic finely chopped.
Kale has a huge amount of flavonoids and great fiber. It helps lower the risk of cancer, detoxifies and helps lower cholesterol. Sesame oil benefits skin, joints, lowers blood pressure and is a a powerful antioxidant. Garlic is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and also helps lower blood pressure.
Thanks to Marcia Misiorski, Acupuncturist/Owner, Dragonfly Moon, www.dragonflymoon.org for this great recipe!
Be sure to check out more of our Super Foods Recipes and get more out of every bite you take!