Superhero Recipe: Where’s your cape?
If it’s been a while (or maybe never) since you last put on your Super Hero cape and leapt over tall buildings in a single bound… then I’d like to introduce you to some Super Hero fuel which you’ll conveniently find at your local grocery store. Meet Kale.
If you’ve managed to get through your life to this point without tasting kale then I’m about to give you a quick and delicious way to get your entire family hooked on this superfood.
No, a crunchy, ultra-snackalicious chip (I made that up 😉 ) combined with a superfood is NOT an oxymoron. It is a crispy, nutrient-dense snack you’ll find to be both incredibly delicious and incredibly easy to make.
Why is everyone talking about Kale?
- Kale is easy to grow and cultivate even in small gardens
- Kale contains all 9 essential amino acids we need to form proteins
- Kale contains nearly 7 times as much protein as it does fat
- Kale, considered largely fat-free, contains significant omega 3 fatty acids
- Kale has a whopping 3:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio
- Kale contains an additional 9 more non-essential amino acids
- Kale is easier for your body to extract amino acids from than meat
- Kale contains 10,000 IUs of vitamin A per cup (over 200% the daily value)
- Kale contains more calcium per cup than milk (90 milligrams)
- Kale contains over 80 mg natural vitamin C per serving
- Kale is a cruciferous vegetable containing sulforaphane which is known to fight cancer
Ready to put on your cape and take on your life?
Bake these tonight and share your comments below!
Open your mind and your mouth for this crunchy, savory snack.
1 small bunch of kale
2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Rinse kale and dry thoroughly with a salad spinner or clean dish towel. With a chef knife, run the blade along the stems to separate the leaves of the kale. Tear or cut kale into 2” pieces. Place kale pieces into a bowl and spray with oil if you have an oil mister. Otherwise toss with oil to coat. Arrange on baking sheets in a single layer deep only and sprinkle with salt.
Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes or until crispy. Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.