The Baked Kale Chips Recipe Is So Healthy and Yummy! I Even Use Agave Natural Sweetner in it!
Michelle sent this kale chips recipe to me from Fond du Lac, WI. When I first looked at it I thought, ewwww.... But after talking with her more, I thought I would give it a try! To my great surprise these are delicious! I really couldn't believe it!
There are such great health benefits to kale. Kale is really considered a "super" food. Just one portion of kale is only provides a massive 192% of your daily vitamin A needs.
Kale is unusually high in fiber, which keeps you feeling full longer. It is also an excellent source of nutrients, especially vitamin A and calcium. Kale is also high in beta-carotene, which is one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic diseases, it also provides other important nutrients.
Kale contains sulphorane. So what does sulphorane really do for you? What's the big deal? It encourages the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals, especially those connected to chemically-induced breast cancer and colon cancer.
Studies have also shown that sulphorane may protect against genetic cancers too. (i.e. cancer caused by a genetic predisposition).
With so many health benefits I just had to try this healthy chips recipe! Also by trying to use natural food products and other healthy ingredients I am hoping to turn this super food into a healthy snack for my family!
Then I got to thinking about how I could incorporate these into a gift idea.
How about a health food basket? A Get Well Soon Basket? Or even just a take to a friend on the fly kind of gift?
1 Large Bunch of Kale
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Narural Agave Sweetner
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic Power
1 tbsp. low sodium Soy Sauce
You can also add any of your favorite spices
Break the kale leaves into chip size pieces off of the stem.
~ Preheat 350 using center rack
~ Whisk all ingredients except for Kale in bowl
~ Toss dressing and Kale to just coat the Kale
~ Spread kale on large baking sheet in a single layer
~ Back 8 to 10 minutes
You can also use Honey if you can not find Agave Sweenter/Nectar Also...I like mine a little crispier, Usually bake about eleven minutes. DO NOT turn or toss when baking. Watch the time though, they can burn fast...
Please leave me some feed back and let me know how you like them. I know they may sound kind of yucky, that's what I thought to. But I was pleasantly surprised at how deliciuos they really are!