Kale, one of the new darlings of our health-obsessed world, is actually quite good for us.
Kale is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes Brussels sprouts, broccoli, collard greens and cauliflower. Kale is very high in vitamin K, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and is rich in calcium. It is known to help fight cancer and lower cholesterol. Other than it's nutritional benefits, kale can be molded into a simple, delicious snack!
Directions for Baked Kale Chips
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 tablespoon of olive or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Tear the kale into small pieces after you cut the thick stems from the leaves. Wash and dry these leaves.
- Mix the oil with the kale pieces and season with salt.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Baked kale chips are only 33 calories per cup and a perfect snack all-year round. Kids won't even know they're eating a vegetable!
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