Kick-Start Your New Year: Make Kale Chips

January 20, 2011 | By | Comments (2)

There's been a lot of buzz lately about kale and how good it is for you. It's chock full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, and antioxidants. (It's on our list of the 30 Healthiest Foods after all.) But it seems to be one of those foods that people either love or hate. Luckily, there are a couple of easy (and tasty) ways to add it to your diet.




The first is to make kale chips. With olive oil and salt and a satisfying crunch, you'll forget that these "chips" are really good for you. Here's how to make them:


Tear the leaves into pieces and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 300° F until crisp, 20 to 30 minutes.


If kale chips aren't your thing, you can easily add kale to a variety of smoothies. This Kale-Apple smoothie, is especially delicious.


Do you eat kale? What's your favorite way to prepare it?


More ideas for healthy eating:

30 Healthiest Foods
10 Ideas for Smoothies
50 Heart-Healthy Recipes