Superfood do it yourself: kale as a healthy snack – kale chips

Superfood do it yourself: kale as a healthy snack - kale chips

Health fans, chefs and even stars are enthusiastic about kale. It is a real superfood: light, tasty and healthy. You only know kale cooked and as a hearty dish? But it can also be a savory snack in the form of chips.

Kale is an absolute superfood – but why exactly?

When it comes to superfoods, kale isn’t the first thing on your screen. That’s a mistake because kale contains the highest proportion of beta carotene and vitamin C compared to any other food. In Germany, kale is usually not only steamed, but also boiled until it is done. As a result, like all other vegetables, it loses many nutrients and vitamins.

In the USA, on the other hand, it is processed into a green smoothie or as a raw vegetable in salads, so that important and healthy ingredients are retained. Kale is one of the real superfoods, because it not only provides an above-average amount of beta carotene, but also from the valuable provitamin A, as well as vitamins C and K. Other foods can hardly keep up.

Kale is that healthy

As a real superfood, kale naturally has many positive aspects and effects on the human body. Here are just a few examples:

  • It is low in fat and calories

  • It lowers the cholesterol level

  • He protects the heart

  • He fights free radicals

  • It strengthens the immune system

  • It is rich in antioxidants

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Here’s how to make kale chips

The recipe for making kale chips has been popular in the United States for some time. Now “kale chips” are becoming a new food trend for us too. You can easily prepare dried kale yourself.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 250 grams of kale

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

The preparation:

Cut the kale leaves from the stalk and pluck the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Since the kale shrinks quite a bit in the oven, make sure the leaves aren’t too small. Wash, dry well and, if necessary, spin dry again in a salad spinner. The leaves should be very dry so that they come out of the oven crispy later.

Preheat the oven to 130 degrees and mix the olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Then you add the leaves and mix everything well. You can also add some chilli or paprika powder if you like. This gives your “kale chips” a stronger flavor.

Line the tray with baking paper and then distribute the superfood on it. The leaves should not be too close to each other – otherwise they will not dry as well. Then bake the kale leaves for about 30 to 40 minutes. In between, you briefly open the oven – this allows the water vapor to escape. Let your delicious “kale chips” cool down a little in beautiful bowls before serving. Good Appetite!

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