Brooklyn Nutrition Coach: Kale Chips!

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Today’s Brooklyn Nutrition Coach post is focused on the vegetable Kale. Kale contains calcium, vitamin B6 (for protein synthesis and haemoglobin production), magnesium (for proper parathyroid function), vitamin A (for a healthy immune system), vitamin C (for healthy immune function) and vitamin K (for proper blood clotting and bone health), as well as other important minerals.

I recently received a bunch of curly Kale from my CSA and I decided to make Kale Chips – turns out this is incredibly easy.

All you need:

  • One bunch of curly Kale
  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of salt

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • While your oven warms remove the leaves of the kale from the kale stems and tear them into bite sized pieces – wash and dry thoroughly.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet – spread the kale across the parchment paper. I had to cook half at a time to make sure they didn’t overlap too much (otherwise the kale won’t get that delicious, crisp texture).
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the kale and sprinkle with salt.

Cooking time:

  • Bake for 15 minutes. You may want to ensure that they are cooked evenly by taking the kale out of the oven at around 7 minutes and flipping the leaves over.

 

resources

” Baked Kale Chips Recipe – Allrecipes.com .”Allrecipes.com – recipes, menus, meal ideas, food, and cooking tips. . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2011. <http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/baked-kale-chips/detail.aspx>.

“The Truth About Kale: Nutrition, Recipe Ideas, and More.” WebMD – Better information. Better health.. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-truth-about-kale>.

“Vitamins and Minerals – NHS Choices.” NHS Choices – Your health, your choices. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2011. <http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/vitamins-minerals.aspx>.

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