Come fall you get to see a bounty of greens in the farmers markets and local grocery stores. One such vegetable is Kale. Kale is considered to be a highly nutritious vegetable with powerful antioxidant properties and is anti-inflammatory. It is also high in vitamin K, Vitamin C and rich in calcium. Vitamin K allows your blood to clot normally, Vitamin C helps create collagen and Calcium is for building strong bones and teeth
I made Kale today for the first time and both my daughter and I really enjoyed the taste so it is definitely going to become a regular in our home.
Here’s a quick recipe:
1) Cut up Kale leaves in small or medium sized pieces.
2) Drizzle olive oil
3) Put them in oven at 350F for 20 minutes or till the leaves are crisp.
4) Take them out and drizzle sea salt.
5) Your are ready to eat the dish! Yummy!
- You could also drizzle some cheese or add any other spices (black pepper, garlic powder etc ) you want. Instead of Kale try spinach in the above recipe as it has similar nutritive values.
- You could also add some toasted pine nuts or dried cranberries to the crispy kale.
A real simple way to get your kids to get some leafy vegetables, because in this crispy form they taste like chips except that they are much healthier.
Here’s what our recipe looked like after it was done.