What better way to invite Spring with two welcoming arms than kale chips?
WAIT Make that SPICY Kale Chips!
I had some leftover kale from a past visit to the farmer’s market about two weeks ago. Kale lasts a long time as long as they’re kept in the refrigerator but I’ve neglected mine and they seemed to look a bit wilted. Rather than wasting it, I thought I’d make my infamous spicy kale chips again!
The first time I made them was for a farm stand event at my University and I received a multitude of positive feedback from classmates and friends on how they tasted. So, I thought, ‘why not whip up some to clear them out?’ This definitely is a good, inexpensive way to finish up any remaining kale you’ve got!
In relation to that, I decided to do some research on kale and found out that these lovelies make a wonderful substitute for potato chips that are low in fat and packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, C and K.
According to a fitness website I regularly refer to known as Livestrong, one cup of kale has “less than 50 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fat, including 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein”. Not only that, MindBodyGreen states that kale has more iron than beef per calorie and is a great anti-inflammatory and detox food. You can find more benefits of kale chips on Livestrong and if you’re interested in the nutritional value of things, SF Gate’s Healthy Eating column has a breakdown on that.
Now, don’t you think you ought to make the switch from potato chips to kale chips?