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Super Snacks: Kale Chips

Healthy snacking is a wonderful way to keep up your metabolism and energy in-between meals. These days dang near everyone has heard of kale – it is like magic for the mind, body, and spirit. This green goddess of a vegetable makes for a delicious superfood snack. 

Kale’s abundance of nutrients include

i. antioxidant nutrients

ii. anti-inflammatory nutrients

iii. anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates

iv. detox-activating isothiocyanates

v. cholesterol-lowering capabilities for cardiovascular support

While kale is great in salad, juices, and smoothies, a quick snack that can be prepped ahead of time is invaluable. Enter kale chips! Bought, baked, or dehydrated they are incredibly tasty. Here is a  taste of all three:


Rhythm-Kale-FlavorsRhythm Superfoods makes the meanest store bought kale chips around (no I am not sponsored by them). With flavors like Kool Ranch, Zesty Nacho, and Texas BBQ who could go wrong. Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, and Organic – wow!



deliciouslyella-kaleBasic Baked Kale Chips

Ingredients:

- 1 bunch/baking tray of kale leaves

- 1/5 of a cup of olive oil or coconut oil

- a sprinkling of sea salt

*add whatever seasoning you’d like to create different flavors

Instructions:

  • Simply wash the kale, then tear the leaves from the stems.
  • Discard the stems and place the leaves on a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking tray.
  • Drizzle the olive oil onto the leaves and mix well, making sure that all the leaves are totally covered.
  • Then sprinkle the salt over them.
  • Place the tray in a 410 F (210 C) oven for 10-15 minutes until the edges of the leaves begin to brown.

Adapted from Deliciously Ella


Basic Dehydrated Kale Chipsrawmazing-kale

Ingredients:

- 2 bunches of kale

- 3 T olive oil or coconut oil

- 1 tsp sea salt

*add different seasonings for other flavors

Instructions:

  • Wash and spin dry 2 bunches kale.
  • Remove the tough spine and tear into bite size pieces, keeping in mind that they will shrink in size as they dehydrate.
  • Combine olive oil and sea salt in large bowl.
  • Stir in kale and coat.
  • Place on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 115 for 4-6 hours or until crisp.

Adapted from Rawmazing (features different flavors)

Share what your favorite super health snacks are! We’d love to know!

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