Why eat Kale? Kale is a green cruciferous vegetable high in vitamin K. Vitamin K helps regulate normal blood clotting, helps regulate blood sugar, improves bone health, and protects the liver—it’s very important to the body. It’s easy to incorporate kale in your diet. Just add a couple of sprigs to a smoothie or add kale to a salad or soup. Here is a recipe for delicious “cheezy” kale chips.
- 4 large sprigs organic kale
- 2 Tbsps. nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- S&P (optional)
What to do:
- Rinse the kale.
- Tear leaves from stem. Tear in smaller pieces (not too small, chip size).
- In a large bowl, drizzle kale with olive oil and massage leaves.
- Add nutritional yeast and S&P. Massage and toss leaves to spread it evenly.
- Place kale on a dehydrator tray. Heat on high for 2 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
Yields: 2 servings.
By Christina Leidenheimer, CPT, CHLC, CPI