Eat Right Kale Chips

Raw kale has an exceptional nutrient profile, with the highest content of lutein of any vegetable, as well as zeaxanthin,...
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kale chips

Raw kale has an exceptional nutrient profile, with the highest content of lutein of any vegetable, as well as zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in the macula. Kale is also rich in vitamin K, which helps promote bone health and assists the liver in generating blood-clotting proteins. One cup of chopped kale gives you 1,000 micrograms of vitamin K, which is 10 times the suggested daily dose.

Notes

Recipe from Eat Right For Your Sight: Simple Tasty Recipes That Help Reduce the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration, By Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Johanna M. Seddon, copyright © American Macular Degeneration Foundation, 2014. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com/

 

Ingredients

  • 8  Cups  loosely packed kale, stems removed
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  smoked paprika
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Wash and dry the kale and tear it into large pieces.

Place the dried kale in a bowl and toss to coat with oil. Spread it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until crispy but not burnt for 20 to 25 minutes.

To make the seasoning, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning over the kale chips and serve.

Kale Chip Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Kale Chip Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.