Ah so yummy, crispy kale chips

Updated: Sep 11, 2020


Finding excuses to eat more of the nutritious good greens? If you haven't yet tried kale chips at home, this will blow your mind to see how simple and healthy chips could get!

Cruciferous veggies are an integral part of 'functional foods'. These foods have benefits beyond basic nutrition, including disease prevention and managing chronic diseases.

"Cruciferous vegetables are high in due to their cancer-fighting properties, have high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K, carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein; folate, minerals and fiber"

Even though the summers in Minnesota is so short-lived, I never miss any opportunity to grow my small vegetable garden. Growing veggies in containers (on the deck to prevent from critters) is one of my favorite things to do in the summers, especially the greens! Kale and collard greens are my favorite greens, alongside fresh herbs! :)



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Nutritional yeast is a beneficial supplement particularly helpful for vegetarians and vegans. It's rich in Vitamin B-12 which helps boost energy, rich in proteins, low in calories. It adds a cheesy flavor to foods. It promotes skin, hair, nail health, and immunity, it keeps insulin levels low and also useful in pregnancy when vitamin needs are high.

It should be used on a daily basis as a topping or in dips, in sandwiches, pasta, instead of cheese sauce, etc.


RECIPE:


Gluten-free

Nut-free

Egg-free

Soy-free

Dairy-free

LOW-carb

KETO-friendly

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4


Ingredients:

  • Kale, 1 pound

  • nutritional yeast, 1 Tbsp

  • pink salt, 2 tsp

  • garlic salt, two pinches

  • lemon-pepper seasoning, 1 tsp

  • olive oil, 2 Tbsp

  • salt, 1 tsp

Serve with a side- ranch or avocado dip





Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven at 350F.

  2. Wash and then dry kale leaves with a paper or kitchen towel or use a salad spinner.

  3. Using your clean hands, add in rest of the ingredients, rubbing nicely to coat the seasonings and oil evenly.

  4. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, tossing once halfway. Cool for 2-3 minutes before eating.


Rubbing in the seasonings evenly


After baking for 25 min at 350F




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Hope you enjoyed making this healthy recipe as much as I did! Would love to hear what's if you would like to share any experience with your vegetable garden?