Why you should try Kale: Crunchy Kale Chips

Kale – wow is this stuff good for you! It’s one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet and tastes a bit like it too. I use it in my green smoothies, make chips with it and love it as a side, steamed with roast chicken so I can then cover it in gravy! Remember that some fats are good for you and are needed to help the body process all the lovely vitamins and minerals from the greens. I can’t say I could eat it as a raw salad or on its own yet. I’ll be working up to that, but if you just start easing a little into your diet in any of these ways it will do you a power of good.

Benefits of Kale:

  • Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and has zero fat.
  • High in Iron which is good for cell growth, transporting oxygen around your bod and improving liver function.
  • High in folate, magnesium, Vitamin A (vision and skin), Vitamin C  (immune system and metabolism), Vitamin B6 and calcium (bone health)
  • Super high in Vitamin K (1,020% of daily requirement in 1 cup), which is a major player in reducing the risk of developing or dying of cancer.
  • Is a super anti-oxidant and a powerhouse with too many nutrients to mention!

 

So this is one of the ways I get my kale: kale chips.

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Simply tear off leaves, toss in oil and a pinch of salt then put in oven for 10 mins on 200C. They will be crackling away a bit as you take them out and crunchy when you bite them.  Make sure you don’t use too much salt as the kale does shrink up in the oven.

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They are a great replacement for my nemesis – potato chips. Today I’ve served them here with some dahl. Now it’s getting a little cooler this is just the thing I feel like to warm me up. This is a super easy recipe for thermomix users, its got a lovely chilli kick and my fav – coconut cream. I just throw everything in and walk away until it starts beeping at me!

Thanks everyone,

Linley xx

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