The Amazing Mr Kale

Who doesnt love to snack…..i love to snack and im a savoury person too so its chips and dips for me usualy…..untill i discovered the amazing mr kale 🙂   kale is a dark green leafy vegetable so its packed full of vitamins and minerals…..

*   High in Iron-  Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function……great way for us vegetarians/vegans to get some iron 🙂

*   Anti-Inflammatory food-  One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

*   Cardiovascular support-   Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

*   Vitamin A-  Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.

*   Vitamin C-   This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

*   High in Calcium-  Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility!!

*    Detox food-  Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxing your body and keeping your liver healthy.

*    Vitamin K-   Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

*    Low in Calorie-  High in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.

 

You can use kale in soups and stews too……WHATS NOT TO LOVE…. 🙂

 

 
Kale Chips   (kale crisps)
 
Ingredients:

 

1 Bunch of Kale
a drizzle of olive oil (use chilli oil if u like a bit of spice)
pinch of salt
 
1.   Preheat an oven to 350f / gas 4…. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2.   Remove the leaves from the stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale in a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
3.   Bake until the edges brown but not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.
 
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2 thoughts on “The Amazing Mr Kale

  1. Kale chips are so more-ish, aren’t they? I just can’t stop eating them and if the bugs hadn’t chomped most of my husband’s kale plants at the allotment 😦 , I’d be making them more often!

  2. hi penny 🙂 aww those darn bugs haha i made a beautiful minestrone last night with kale in…..the recipe will be up soon 🙂

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