It’s important to include a wide variety of flavors and textures in your long term healthy food plan, and these kale chips will provide some crunch! They’re a very simple, easy snack that you can throw together in just a few minutes (plus baking time). Try eating them along with raw nuts to satisfy your afternoon food cravings.
Did you know that kale is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet? It is just bursting with nutrients, like vitamins K, A, C, and B6. It also contains glucosinolates, carotenoids, and flavonoids, which help prevent and fight cancer. Granted, some of these nutrients break down with heat, but the carotenoids actually become easier for your body to use. Try to eat kale (and other veggies) in both raw and cooked forms, so you can give your body all the building blocks it needs to be healthy and strong!
You may be surprised to hear that I actually do not eat much kale, especially raw. It is high in substances, called goitrogens, which can inhibit your body’s ability to use iodine and produce thyroid hormones. Cooking helps break down the goitrogens. Other cruciferous veggies also contain these substances, but kale is particularly high in them. If you struggle with hypothyroid, like I do, you may want to limit kale to once or twice a week, and eat it cooked. Sometimes I’ll eat extra seaweed when I eat kale, because it has tons of iodine. If you’d like to know more about kale, check out this article!
Before we get to the recipe for the kale chips, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. Being free from food addictions is part of living life to the fullest, and I believe it is part of the freedom God desires for us to live in. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health!