Crunchy Kale Chips Recipe

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Recently kale has been featured in the media as a “superfood”, and with good reason. Kale is rich in calcium, lutein, iron, beta-carotene, and the Vitamins A, C, and K.

But what really makes kale a superfood is that it’s packed with phytochemicals, plant micronutrients linked to the prevention of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension – four of the leading cause of death in developed countries. Phytochemicals help prevent cell damage, prevent cancer cell replication, and decrease bad cholesterol levels.

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One of the phytochemicals in kale is sulforaphane, which helps your body’s detoxification enzymes clear potentially carcinogenic (cancer causing) substances out of your system.

The recipe below uses kale to make a low-carb chip substitute.

Salty, crunchy snack foods are a weakness for many people who are trying to eat better. Instead of eating chips, popcorn, or crackers, which quickly add up in unwanted pounds, try making a batch of these delicious, crunchy kale chips. Kale chips are lower in carbs than most salty/crunchy foods and make a delicious snack or side dish.

crunchy kale chips

Makes 5 servings.

Crunchy Kale Chips Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch kale, washed and torn, stems discarded
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • dash of sea salt and pepper

Crunchy Kale Chips Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a large bowl mix the kale pieces with all of the ingredients.

Spread evenly on foil-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 12 minutes, watching closely that they do not burn. Remove from oven when crispy.

Nutrition Info: 51 calories, 3g fat, 5g carbohydrate, 2g protein

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