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.
Admittedly, I have been obsessed with kale lately. There is a dish at one of my favorite breakfast places, Fresh Café, that serves one of the most delicious meals that brilliantly showcases kale. I was hooked. Not only is this one of the prettiest of greens around, it’s ridiculously healthy for you. Bonus!
There are a few different types of kale, including the more popular curly kale, which has a dark green color and rich peppery taste. The kale that I used for this recipe is called Tuscan kale and has a beautiful, soft flavor, bursting with green healthy goodness. As part of the cruciferous family, kale is most closely related to wild cabbage and has similar health benefits to broccoli, cauliflower, and collard greens… all of which I love as well!
Inspired by my love for anything crispy and salty, I instantly thought of grabbing my new favorite ingredient to make chips. What came of it was a crispy, savory, and absolutely perfect substitute for potato chips on movie night. The crunchy sound that they make drives me giddy! Try it for yourselves, I promise that if you’re a veggie fan like me, you’ll go crazy for these crispy treats!
There couldn’t be a simpler, tastier snack than Kale chips. These little guys blow the minds of my roommates each and every time I make them. They’re our favorite TV night snack, since they are really easy to make and a great replacement for potato chips. They require hardly any ingredients, have a great light crunch (I would argue even better than potato chips), less starch, less salt, and even more flavor. They make the apartment smell amazing and taste great hot off the presses. There really is no downside to this snack!Click here to see The Best Kale Recipes You've Ever Tried.
I love it when America obsesses over something and it really takes off. And today, people are going nuts over kale, which is a good thing because kale is an amazing source of vitamin A. Paired with the toasty, sea-mineral accent of roasted nori — itself a nutritional powerhouse of both vitamin A and calcium — it makes a delicious, super-healthy alternative to the standard football-watching fare. With the right amount of seasoning, these are a knockout.
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Instead of grabbing a bag of potato chips, make a batch of healthy kale chips from Paulding & Company, seasoned with nutritional yeast, which lends a cheesy flavor to satisfy your cravings. One recipe makes two one-gallon plastic re-sealable bags’ worth.
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Kale is one of my all-time favorite greens (although, honestly, how many people really keep a list of their favorite greens in mind?) This robust, leafy vegetable is extremely versatile and packed with flavor. Unlike with some hearty greens, such as collards and Swiss chard, kale is delicious both cooked and raw. In this particular recipe lacinato kale is baked up into crispy, delectable chips. Try not to get too addicted.
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I promise, these chips taste just like potato chips, if not better! This is the perfect recipe for introducing non-kale eaters to the wonders of kale, and my children are the proof. Not only do they devour them almost instantly fresh out of the oven, but they request them so much I can barely make them fast enough.
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Kale chips have been all the rage because they're the perfect healthy substitution for anyone with a potato chip addiction. This recipe makes them even better with chocolate, playing to our love of sweet and savory combinations.