Question: Do you know what food contains one of the highest amounts of vitamin C?
Answer: A baked potato with the skin on. 😉
Albeit true (the potato thing), so do your green leafies. Kale is growing like a weed in our gardens. It also contains fiber, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron ( which so many kids and women are low in), magnesium and phosphorus. Also, chock full of vitamins A, K, B6, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. Deep, dark and green = anti-oxidants!!!
This is pure power food! Oh, and did I mention, they have a great texture and are totally delicious!
1 bunch of kale, washed, dried, de-stemmed and cut into chip sized pieces)
1 Tbls of lemon juice or tamari
2 Tbls of olive, sesame or canola oil (you can use any oil here. If you use sesame, I would only use 1 tsp of sesame then making up the rest of the amount with a a different oil like canola. Sesame oil is expensive and has a very strong flavor. A little goes a long way.)
1/4-1/2 tsp of sea salt (use the smaller amount if flavoring with tamari)
1/4 ground pepper
Blend all ingredients thoroughly and bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes. Start paying close attention when baking at 5 minutes and start to stir kale while baking to ensure even baking. As soon as they start to brown remove from heat. These won’t last long but if there are left over, throw in your next meal. They can be returned to the oven to crisp up the next day.