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Kale, Glorious Kale

Ah,, leafy, unique and did I mention extremely good for you? We all have memories sitting at the table as a child having our mom reminding us as we ate "eat your vegetables". Well, although hard to admit, she was right!

Vegetables are something everybody should eat more of and kale is a great place to start! This bundle of joy is packed with nutrients that can help prevent cancers, cataracts, emphysema, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also full of great minerals such as iron, manganese, calcium and potassium. You can enjoy a cup or chopped kale and it will cost you 33 calories! Also, that same cup of chopped kale will give you 206% of your Vitamin A and 134% of your Vitamin C.

Okay-so now you are convinced this wonderful super food must be added to your diet, right? So you run out to the store, buy a bag of kale, come home and stare at it blankly...what do you do with it? My all-time favorite thing in the world is Kale Chips. That's right- you heard me-CHIPS! These little puppies are so good I make them at least 3 times a week (and on occasion I have been known to make them 3 times a day...don't judge..yes, they are that good!). Now as I mentioned in my first post I am in no way a great chef. You can ask my son about my cooking and he will be overjoyed to recite the story that includes me, the kitchen, and my rock-hard brownies (to make things worse, it was a brownie mix...oh yeah, messed up brownies that you 'just add water'). However, my kale chips rock! My point here is that anyone and I mean anyone can make these. They are fast, easy, and oh so good!

What you need:
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Olive Oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Wash kale and dry off with towel Line baking sheet with parchment paper.. Tear kale into bite size pieces and place on parchment paper Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoning (this can be anything; garlic powder, no sodium all-spice, etc. just whatever you like).. Place in oven for about 10 minutes They will be ready when edges of kale turn brown but not black. BAM! Chips are ready!! You can let them cool or eat them warm. Trust me, make these once and you will start stocking up on the kale! Enjoy!

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