What are the first words you think of when you hear the word chips? Chances are, the words healthy, low carb or keto friendly are not the first few to come to mind. Well, throw out what you think you know, because there are new, low carb friendly chips in town. Among some of the easiest low carb recipes out there, kale chips are one of the healthiest (and quickest to make).
Besides the quick prep time of kale chips, these veggie chips contain many health benefits that will satiate your crunch craving while improving your health at the same time. Some of the properties of kale chips that make them such a nutritional powerhouse include:
Kale is incredibly rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and beta carotene. Antioxidants help fight off damaging free radicals. Although naturally produced by the body, free radicals are unstable molecules that can negatively affect cell function.
Kale is the ultimate anti-inflammatory food, providing the perfect balance of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. While omega-3 fatty acids have been known for their health benefits, omega-6’s provide plenty of nutritional value and help stave off inflammation.
When you digest kale, the glucosinolates it contains are broken down into metabolites. Your body naturally produces metabolites to help control the rate of your metabolism as well as promote certain enzymatic reactions — such as detoxification!
These crispy kale chips provide you with a great, healthy option to your favorite chips without any of the negative health effects you would otherwise regret indulging in. The next time you’re at the store, pick up your favorite kind of kale and get to baking to make this delicious, crunchy snack.
Crispy Kale Chips
These yummy kale chips are a great low carb alternative to your favorite potato snack that will fill you up and keep you ketosis!
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 18 minutes-23 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Sides
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups kale (this recipe uses dino/tuscan kale, but any type will suffice)
- 2 tbsp himalayan sea salt
- Avocado oil spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut up kale and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Spray kale with avocado oil spray
- Season with 2 tbsp of himalayan sea salt
- Bake for 15-20 min or until crispy
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
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