A few months back I saw a facebook post about buying kale chips from a company I follow.
Kale chips? WTH? And gross.
Besides, I’m really not much of a snacker…..
But then I shared the post on my facebook page and one of my friends and I got into a really cool conversation about them.
My friend, Bittu, and I went to grad school together a million years ago. She has gone on to become a Ph.D. because she is super smart. But she is also a vegetarian and always looking for new and exciting ways to prepare foods.
Bittu told me that she had just made a batch of kale chips a few days earlier and said that, and I quote, “they were amazing”.
Amazing? Kale chips?
I’ve never described my experiences with green leafy vegetables before as amazing, but I was listening because I know she is a smarty. I would absolutely need to learn how to make kale chips!
She gave me a few pointers, and I decided to give it a shot. I’ve sitting here eating kale chips right now and getting it all over my key board. I felt like I had to get this in a post quickly before I lost my will to convince you to give it a shot.
As I picked up my first kale chip and ate it, I realized exactly why they were called “chips”. Light, airy, crispy, and salty. I love me some salt!
They don’t really taste like kale anymore, but I can’t really describe the taste exactly. But I will tell you that you won’t be able to eat just one.
And I hope I don’t need to deliberate too much on the benefits of kale.
It’s a green leafy vegetable, packed with vitamins and minerals your body needs and its also a veggie you can eat and eat and eat all day and it will never raise your insulin levels very much.
So there really isn’t a group of people who couldn’t benefit from the amazing benefits from this powerful green leafy veggie.
These might even be especially useful for those folks that still think counting calories is the only way to lose weight. You can eat these all damn day and not rack up enough calories to say you ate them.
OK, smarty, go get some kale and follow my lead here:
How to Make Kale Chips…
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Wash kale and cut into chip smaller pieces.
3. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and toss with olive or coconut oil.
4. Season to taste. Salt, pepper, etc.
5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until they crisp up.
6. Be amazed. Or confused. Whichever.
Making kale chips is yet another sneaky way to work greens into your diet, similar to hiding them in your smoothies.
Your Weight Loss Coach,
Susan Campbell, MS
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