Kale is one of the nutrition stand-outs among vegetables. Kale is high in fiber, and has an excellent source of nutrients – a great source of vitamin A, calcium, beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer and heart disease. The manganese in kale helps your body’s own antioxidant defense system, superoxide dismutase, protecting you from damaging free radicals. Its folate and B6 team up to keep homocysteine levels down, which may help prevent heart disease, dementia, and osteoporosis bone fractures. Do you need more reason to add Kale to your diet?
Kale Chip Recipe
Source: the Food Network
- Prep: 25 min Cook: 20 min Yield: 4 servings
- 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt, for sprinkling
Directions: Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food.