I talk about kale too much. I know. Why do I love it? Kale fact down smack down:
1) Kale is one of your best sources of beta-carotene, an antioxidant important in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic disease.
2) Other nutrients such as carotenoids in Kale help to keep UV rays from damaging the eyes and causing cataracts.
3) Kale is an excellent source of calcium. Calcium is great for osteoporosis prevention. Other key nutrients of Kale are vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium.
4) Manganese is important in the antioxidant defense system which protects us from free radicals. The folate and B6 help prevent heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis.
Here are my famous DAMY kale chips with a little something added. These, my friends are sesame seeds! These tiny seeds add a nutty little flare to this power snack. Below is my classic recipe for kale chips with the added flavour.
Crunchy, Tangy, and so addicting!
-1 bunch kale, washed and leaves removed from center rib
-olive oil spray
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Place kale on baking sheets and lightly spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and seeds. Place in oven and bake 4-5 minutes, turn over and bake for another 4-5 minutes or until crispy. Be careful, it can burn quickly if you don’t keep an eye on it!
2. Remove from oven when crispy .
Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips:
-Dip both side of kale leaf into Apple Cider Vinegar
-Lay leaf on parchment paper on cookie sheet
-Sprinkle sea salt over cookie sheet
-Bake for 3-5 minutes on 425
-Flip all of the leaves
-Bake 3-5 minutes on the other side
Amazing! Also love how this recipe is oil free!
If you are craving something crunchy and tangy, this is your snack!!!
Simple Kale, Carrot and Avocado Salad
Avocado provides rich flavor and creamy texture in this simple salad.
-1 bunch curly kale, stemmed and finely chopped
-2 cups grated carrots
-½ avocado, peeled and pitted
-¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
-2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
-2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
-½ teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Use your hands or the back of a large spoon to thoroughly mash avocado into kale. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving to allow kale to soften.