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Kale Chips?

It seems like every food or health blog I read these days is talking about kale chips. I eat kale. I’ve posted about kale. I usually saute it with some onions and garlic. The taste took some getting used to, but after a few tries I can honestly say I like it. After reading yet another blog post about kale chips I decided to see for myself what all the fuss was about. I tore up some leaves and spread them out on a baking sheet then drizzled olive oil over them and sprinkled on a little sea salt. As directed, I baked them at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. In a three roommate/judge taste test, kale chips got only one vote. Here’s Ashley about go in for her first taste…

I wish I’d gotten a shot of the face she made next. She wasn’t a fan. I wasn’t either. But Jen thought they were great. So, you might like them too. Regardless, it was fun to try. And it made eating greens a little more exciting. That’s key. If it’s not enjoyable, you’re not going to eat it. We’re not much different from the four-year-old versions of ourselves. So play. Mix your veggies in with your mac and cheese. Fashion your broccoli into a landscape. Put ketchup on your green beans (whatever floats your boat). Have some fun. We did making these. So give it a try! And who knows, you just might like it…

Megan Adams Brown, CHC, is a certified health coach for the whole family. She helps busy women get their energy back and makes meal planning and cooking easy. Her family meal planning tools and healthy kid-friendly recipes will help you spend less time cooking while enjoying the most nutritious foods that are delicious too. Click "Programs" to learn more.

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