Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crispy Kale Chips

I was surprised how tasty these were
and addictive!!!

Kale's benefits** see below

Crispy Kale Chips
Joy Bauer

1 bunch Kale
spray olive or canola oil
kosher salt

 Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Coat 2 lg baking sheets
with spray
will be crispest if on
uncovered pan
Trim ends off kale and cut into 
2 in pieces
divide pieces btwn 2 pans
and spread on a single 
layer. Liberally mist
kale and sprinkle  with salt
                                                                           Bake for 10 min or until kale is crispy  to the touch and slightly browned  Serves 2 to 4
****For a green, kale is unusually high in fiber
This helps create the bulk you need
 to fill you up and to keep you full 
for a good amount of time. Kale is also
 an excellent source of nutrients, 
especially vitamin A and calcium
. With a combination of vitamins,
 minerals, and phytonutrients
, kale is a dieter's dream food.
Not only is it one of your 
best sources of beta-carotene,
 one of the antioxidants believed 
by many nutrition experts to be a
 major player in the battle against
 cancerheart disease, and certain
 age-related chronic diseases,
 it also provides other

 important nutrients.

In addition to beta-carotene,

 kale posses other important 
carotenoids: lutein and
 zeaxathin. These carotenoids 
help keep UV rays from 
damaging the eyes 

and causing cataracts.

According to recent 
research results, kale
 is an incredible source
 of well-absorbed calcium, 
which is one of the many
 factors that may help prevent 
osteoporosis. It also provides 
decent amounts of vitamin C,

 manganese, and potassium.

The manganese in kale 

helps your body's own antioxidant 
defense system, superoxide 
dismutase, protecting you from
 damaging free radicals. Its folate
 and B6 team up to keep
 homocysteine levels down, 
which may help prevent heart 
disease, dementia, and 
osteoporosis bone fractures.


  1. Hmmm. I'll have to try this. I have been drinking "green" smoothies since the beginning of the year. Started w/ spinach but switched to kale (plus whatever berries you like, a banana, a little water and some plain greek yogurt).

    This sounds good!

  2. LOVE Love Kale chips! it one of the few greens my boys will fight over!!