MAKE FRIENDS WITH KALE
Kale. You’ve probably seen it staring at you in the produce aisle, and if you haven’t given it a try yet, here are just a few reasons to make friends:
- Kale is a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins and minerals.
- 1 cup of the stuff contains over 200 percent of your daily vitamin A needs in the form of beta-carotene (which promotes good eyesight).
- Kale has no cholesterol, no trans fats, no saturated fats and no sodium.
- If you skip your multivitamin, kale can help with tons of Vitamin C, vitamin K and (if you follow my recipe), vitamin E.
- It tastes freaking fantastic when you bake it!
So next time you feel like snacking, I order you to put DOWN the potato chips and whip up some healthy kale chips. Here’s how to make them:
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon rosemary
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- With a knife or scissors, trim away the stalks and stems from the kale leaves and chop leaves into bite-sized pieces.
- Drizzle kale with olive oil, garlic powder and rosemary. Make sure all pieces are evenly coated. Transfer to baking pan and spread evenly.
- Bake until the edges are slightly browned and kale is crisp, but not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes