Kale is one of the best super foods of our time. It’s high in beta carotene, vitamins K & C, Lutein, and reasonably rich in calcium. It also contains a chemical compound called Sulforaphane, which is released when chopped or minced. This chemical has been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy kale is in the form of a kale chips. It becomes a crunchy, tasty treat that can easily replace potato chips in your pantry!
- 1-2 bunches of Kale (can use pre-washed packaged kale as a time saving technique)
- 1 T. olive oil
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Salt & Pepper
- Dash of Cayenne Pepper (if you like things spicy)
- -Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- -Remove kale from stalk, and tear into large pieces
- -Put kale into a bowl, add olive oil, and massage into the kale (this helps to soften the kale, and break down the cellulose structure)
- -place on baking sheet, sprinkle on your salt, pepper & seasonings
- -bake for 5 minutes or until it starts to turn a bit brown, turn the kale over and bake with the other side up until it gets crispy but not burnt. Keep an eye on it, because it can burn quickly.
- Serve immediately & enjoy!
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Tammy Schienke is a Certified Health Counselor, as well as a Regional Sales Manager in the wellness industry. Becoming a Health Counselor was a critical first step in her personal journey to find balance in a busy world. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others, to help them make steps toward a healthier life. Tammy received her training at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is certified by the AADP, Teacher’s College Columbia University and holds a BA in Communications and Psychology.