Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kale Chips

Do you know munching on Kale Chips will meet your entire nutrients for the day. Then what are we waiting for? let munch the healthy snack..

Here we go!  Recipe for fitness

Ingredients

2 Head Kale leaves, thoroughly washed and Dried
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil/Sesame Oil/Olive Oil
Salt to Sprinkle

1 Tsp Hot Paprika or crushed pepper flakes (Optional)
1 Tsp Sesame Seeds (Optional)

Directions:


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into bite size pieces. 
3. Toss the leaves with the choice of your oil, salt, paprika or crushed pepper flakes, sesame seeds and place on a baking sheet. 
4. Bake 12- 15min until crisp.
5. I like to squeeze lemon for the sour, bitter and spicy taste from Kale, it is optional though.
6.  Enjoy the crispy, healthy Kale Chips.
"Health benefits of Kale -
Kale is very high in vitamin K, known as the clotting vitamin because without it, blood won’t clot properly. If you are taking blood thinning or anti-coagulant drugs, like warfarin (brand name Coumadin), you need to avoid large amounts of kale. Kale’s level of vitamin K — a cup has more than 1,000 percent of the recommended daily amount (RDA) — could interfere with your drugs.
For your eyes: Kale is high in lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals found in the retina, which could help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older people. 
For your immune system: Kale is rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A), a powerful antioxidant that may help boost the immune system and possibly protect against some chronic diseases and cancer. At least one study also found that long-term consumption of beta-carotene had cognitive benefits.
For your bones: Kale is is one of the few vegetables with a decent amount of calcium, but it’s especially high in magnesium — just a cup contains 40 percent of the RDA
For your heart: While recent studies have found that antioxidant supplements, like vitamin E pills, don’t protect against heart disease, foods like kale that are naturally high in antioxidants are definitely heart-healthy, says the Cleveland Clinic. Plus, kale’s magnesium and potassium help lower blood pressure, and its high fiber content can help lower cholesterol — all beneficial factors in lowering your risk of cardiovascular illness."

Source - Posted on 03/25/2013 by http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/25/hail-kale-why-you-should-or-shouldnt-eat-it/

My Recommendation Recipes- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/crispy-kale-chips-with-lemon-recipe/index.html