by The Lipgloss Culture Coterie
Video by Laurel House
Do you ever feel like you want to munch on something between meals? These cravings are usually for a cookie or some good ol’ potato chips! What if there was a snack that was just as tasty and crunchy, but was also loaded with nutrition? Well there is – baked kale chips – and they are super easy to make!
Kale chips don’t have the extra calories and unhealthy fats found in many other chips and snacks. Not only that, but kale, is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Super easy to prepare, baked kale chips make a crunchy, tasty snack that will leave you feeling healthy, energized, and most importantly – satisfied.
What you’ll need for this kale chips recipe:
- fresh kale
- olive oil
- white powdered pepper or crushed red pepper or both
- sea salt
Health and nutritional benefits of kale:
Did you know that kale is a great source of dietary fiber, protein, minerals, folate, iron, and manganese? Kale is also loaded with vitamins C, K, and B6. In other words, kale is good for your vision, immune system, skin, bones, a healthy metabolism, digestion, and helps boost collagen in your skin! The sulfur-containing phytonutrients in kale also help detoxify the body and can help prevent cancer… Talk about a bang for your kale buck!
Laurel House has appeared as a fit and healthy living expert on various morning television shows and contributed articles to Fit Magazine, Men’s Journal, DailyCandy, Playboy, and Elegant Bride. She is the “Fit Life Expert” for ExerciseTV and the spokesperson for the “Your Shape” fitness game for the Xbox and Wii. Her new book Working Girl: Everything You Never Learned in School to live Happy and Fabulous on 30 Grand (St. Martins Press) will be coming out in Spring 2012. Join her million plus following on YouTube to see her signature “Quickie Workouts” or find her at www.quickiechick.com.