Besides being full of antioxidants, kale is also an excellent source of nutrients. The leafy green vegetable contains vitamin C which helps to keep your skin, bones, tendons and ligaments healthy. The dark green colour of kale chips also signifies the presence of vitamin A which is essential for eye health. And finally, kale contains vitamin K which enables blood to clot normally.
Though some supermarkets and health food stores sell pre-packaged kale chips, these tend to be high in sodium. Making your own kale chips is a great alternative because you can take control of how salty they are. Below is a recipe created by Team Inspired member, Kim Tune. This fantastic recipe makes 6 servings with only 88 calories, 4.2 grams of saturated fat and 334.5 milligrams of sodium per serving. Try it out and let us know what you think!
- 1 bunch kale, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon powdered ranch dressing
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Chop kale into half-inch pieces.
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and massage the coconut oil, lemon juice and sea salt into the kale using your hands.
- Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes.