Thursday, February 9, 2012

My New Favorite Snack - KALE?

Kale chips.  I'd heard about them, even tried to make them awhile back and they didn't take.  Then just before Christmas, with an abundance of greens in my box and tired of soups and sautes, I decided to try again and bake them.  Sprinkled with my son's seasoning blend (soon to be available online), this time they were so addictive I had to use self-control to keep from eating them all.  I wanted my kids to try them and I'm so glad they did.  They loved them, too.

Super simple and a fun way to get all the folate, Vitamin K and antioxidants in this SUPER food.

Do buy Organic kale or if possible local kale from a farmer.  Conventionally grown kale is on the Dirty Dozen Organic list for 2011 (this is the most current). Which means it carries a high pesticide load and cannot be cleaned.  (Check out the Clean Foods on the same chart and you'll be surprised what's on there, too.)

Here's a super easy recipe from one of my favorite blogs!  Rather than reinventing the wheel, I'll pass it along to you.  The only thing I did differently was to use large torn pieces of curly kale and Red Russian kale since that's what I had.  And Shauna's smoked paprika garlic salt combo is a great sub until my son's seasoning is widely available.

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