I know what you’re thinking. kale chips? Yuck! But give them a try. You and your little ones might make them your new go to snack.
They are super easy to make and take only 7 min to make! Here’s what you do:
What you need:
- 1 cup of kale (chopped)
- 1 tsp of oil (I used avocado, but olive or coconut work too)
- Flavored salt (amount to your liking)
- 1 mixing bowl and spoon
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
How you do it:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay parchment paper on baking sheet.
- Mix kale, oil, and salt in your mixing bowl.
- The kale should look lightly coated.
- Pour kale on to parchment paper, and lay out in a single layer. If there is too much on the sheet, do a second batch. Too much will result in a soggy mess.
- Place in over for 7-9 min.
- Take out and enjoy!
Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet!
A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains (1):
- Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
- Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
- Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
- Copper: 10% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
- Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.
Kale can also help lower cholesterol (which can reduce the risk of heart disease), its the best source of natural Vitamin K, and a number of other benefits!
Are you too a kale connoisseur? How do you enjoy it?