Krazy Kale

So now that you know all about Chia seeds, it’s time to meet another superfood… kale! You’ve probably heard a lot about this one lately – it’s a powerhouse of nutrients. It boosts immunity and contains antioxidants, calcium and fiber. Kale also has Vitamin A, which studies show helps reduce respiratory infections in children. So make sure you chow down on some kale, too – you’ll need it to keep up with the kiddos and their krazy kale energy!

You can use kale in a million different ways – substitute it for other greens like spinach and lettuce in salads, pasta or dips, sauté it with olive oil and garlic, or bake it up and nosh on it like potato chips. Really healthy, guilt-free potato chips…

Kale Chips

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch or bag of kale
  • Your favorite cheese (Parmesan and Asiago are delicious) or spices
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Tear the leaves off the stems into bite size pieces. Spread out on cookie sheets.

Drizzle with olive oil, about 2 tablespoons

Sprinkle with cheese or spices/seasonings, plus a sprinkle of kosher salt (you can always do just the salt for a simple and equally yummy version)

Bake for about 15 minutes, until edges are brown and kale is crispy when moved in pan.

What is your favorite way to enjoy kale? Share with me below. 

-Dean

 

Photo credit: Storyofakitchen, BellaEats
Gourmet Dad
  • Lemon Meringue

    In The Netherlands kale is a staple food, it is considered a traditional winterfood: you cook or steam it and mix it with mashed potatoes, add some crispy baked lardons and serve it together with Dutch smoked sausage. For a more exotic touch I bake garlic with the lardons and use Spanish chorizo instead of the smoked sausage. But still only way I’ve eaten kale is in a hotchpot. I definitely should broaden my kale-horizon!

  • Jun Alapag

    and it should be healthy for me as well. looks delicious.

  • Dean McDermott

    Oh, wow, I love these ideas – talk about GOURMET!

  • Debbie Colloca

    Why don’t you have your own cooking show Dean ,REALLY, , you bring a fresh look at food !!