Kale contains a variety of nutrients that help to support your eyesight and your heart health. Just one cup of kale chips has 134 percent of your recommended dose of Vitamin C and is loaded with other vitamins and nutrients. It is also a natural detoxifier, so it is an excellent vegetable to incorporate into your diet (especially if you haven’t been so great to your body lately. Kale can be eaten raw, boiled, braised, or baked. There are so many options to keep it in your diet.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to keep kale chips on hand. If you are trying to incorporate more kale into your diet, try whipping up some kale chips. This is a great alternative to other high calorie snacks like potato chips, pretzels, or crackers. To make kale chips, simply chop up the kale into small pieces. Then toss in a small amount of olive oil. Bake the chips in the oven until crispy.
If you are looking for more than a snack, try out a lemon Parmesan kale salad. It is so easy to prepare!
You will need:
o 3 cups chopped fresh kale
o 1 Tbsp. olive oil
o 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
o 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
o pinch of salt and black pepper (freshly ground is preferable)
o 1/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan
o 1/4 cup toasted bread crumbs (optional)
Put the olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Then add the kale, parmesan, and bread crumbs. Toss until the kale is evenly distributed. Serve immediately! You can also consider adding in blackberries, apples, or pecans! This salad is light and fresh, and perfect for the summer months! It is also popular to add kale to pastas, soups, and frittatas.