Kale. It’s the healthy food du jour—and for good reason.
This low-carb, low-calorie, fat-free superfood packs protein, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, copper, manganese, vitamins A, C, K and B6 and touts an Inflammation Factor (IF) of +257 (that’s a good thing—read more about it here).
Looking for a good gateway recipe to get you into this lean, mean, green cabbage? Try kale chips.
It’ll be love (read: obsession) at first bite when you taste these delicious, nutritious crispy crunchers.
1 large bunch of kale
1 tablespoon of organic extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt (preferably Himalayan salt)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Remove tough stems from kale, wash and dry thoroughly. Tear kale into medium-sized pieces.
3. Place kale in a bowl, drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt and toss by hand. Make sure to coat evenly.
4. Place kale on two large baking sheets. No leaves should be overlapping.
5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until crispy.
Nutrition per serving:
5 g fat
15 g carbohydrates
0 g sugar
5 g protein
6 g fiber