Kale Chips


Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

  • Fun and different…a funky snack, for that crunchy hand to mouth satisfaction.
  • Greens are low in fat,high in fiber and other healthful nutrients, quick cooking, and delicious!
  • I hope that you will be inspired to add in dark leafy greens to what you cook and prepare and that you will feel equipped to give it a try.
  • Be rewarded by the health benefits!!

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Yields

1 - 2

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • To Taste:
  • Fresh chopped garlic, pepper, curry, cumin, sea salt, gomasio

Directions

1.   Tear leaves off of kale stems tearing in to medium to small pieces and place them in a large bowl.

2.   Drizzle with about 1 -2 Tbsp. of olive oil.  Using hands or tongs toss making sure to coat each leaf lightly.

3.   Place in baking pan, cast iron frying pan, pyrex or on cookie sheet.

4.   Bake in preheated 325 - 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes, check and turn.  Repeat until they are crispy!

5.   Sprinkle with sea salt or other spice, serve and watch them disappear!!

Notes

Green vegetables are the foods most missing in modern diets.Learning to cook and eat greens is essential to creating health. When younourish yourself with greens, you will naturally crowd out the foods that makeyou sick. Greens help build your internal rain forest and strengthen the bloodand respiratory systems. They are especially good for city people who rarelysee fields of green in open countryside. Green is associated with spring, thetime of renewal, refreshment and vital energy. In Asian medicine, green isrelated to the liver, emotional stability and creativity.

Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron,potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E and K. They are crammed withfiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients andphyto-chemicals.

  • Some of the benefits from eating dark leafy greens are:
  • ~  blood purification   ~  cancer prevention   ~   improved circulation  ~
  • ~  strengthened immune system   ~  promotion of healthy intestinal flora ~
  • ~  promotion of subtle, light and flexibleenergy  ~ lifted spirit and eliminationof depression   ~ 
  • ~ improved liver, gall bladder and kidney function  ~  cleared congestion, especially in lungs by reducing mucus 

Credit

Integrative Nutrition

http://www.integrativenutrition.com/