Kale – Veggie to Table #2

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Welcome to Week 2 of Veggie to Table – the Blog Hop that helps us all eat more vegetables!

Blog Hop

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You may choose to do 1, 2 or as many as you like, even just one would be really appreciated. Also if you like or follow Veggie to Table leave us a comment telling us and we will happily return the favor.

  1. Have Fun!!!
  2. Visit at least 3 other sites. If you like a recipe consider leaving a comment. I myself love comments and would love to hear from you all.
  3. Grab our Veggie to Table icon and place it somewhere in you site. It would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Please do not link to your main site.

This week, we are featuring KALE! You know the vegetable that looks like lettuce?

We lost a car this week and it was hard to get to the store, so I ended up only doing one recipe – one that I knew the fam would like Kale Chips

kale chips

Kale Chips

For a vegetable that looks like lettuce, but a LOT rougher, Kale Chips are SUPER easy to make. The wonderful thing about it, is you can use kale to replace regular chips. I know  – how the heck can you use a vegetable to replace yummy Lay’s?

The beauty of Kale is that you can season it with whatever you’d like. I would suggest salt before, but I’ve also used popcorn seasoning, just salt and lemon pepper.

Check your spice rack and whatever you’d love on regular chips. There are barely any calories and TONS of nutrition and helpful for any (eh-hem) movement. Leafy greens are great for the following:

  • Diet and Digestion – One cup of kale has only 36 calories and zero grams of fat, and one cup contains nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber.
  • Antioxidants – Kale is a superstar in the arena of carotenoids and flavonoids, two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – One cup of kale provides about 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids that helps regulate the body’s inflammatory process.
  • Cancer – Not only do kale’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities work together to prevent and even combat cancer, a healthy diet of kale also provides glucosinolates, which have been shown to prevent colon, breast, bladder, prostate, ovarian cancers, as well as gastric cancer.
  • Cardiovascular Support – The high fiber content of kale lowers our cholesterol by binding with bile acids that the liver produces from cholesterol for digesting fat.
  • Detox – Nutrients  found in kale aid in both phases I and II of the body’s detoxification process.
  • Vitamins K, A and C – all antioxidants which help your body fit colds, lowers blood pressure and is just good for you.
DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
    3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

Ratings:

Me – 10
Hubs – 8
Mr. D – 10 (loves to experiment with the spices)
Ms. B – didn’t taste

This is a blog hop! Link your recipe today! New or old… all recipes involving Kale!

Next week – ENDIVE


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