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It’s easy eating green with Kale Chips

Steve January 29, 2014

Featured Kale ChipsThe Kale Hype; yeah we know, we know: what can’t kale do?  When it comes to pushing away from diabetes, this ruffle-edged rock star helps your body use insulin efficiently, keeping blood sugar under control.  Leafy greens are nutrient packed while low in calories, adding a strong punch of anti-inflammatories to your system.  Anti-inflammatory consumption relies heavily on dark, colorful produce, beans, oily fish and nuts.  Greens promote insulin sensitivity and may offset chronic low-level inflammation in the body, which might otherwise pave the way toward type 2 diabetes, as well as diabetes complications.
AVOID sautéing Kale in pools of butter or walnut oil, which will negate some of the benefits.  Rather try canola, olive or almond oil instead.

KALE IT UP: Ditch the potato chips for a delicious KALE CHIP recipe instead:  In a large bowl, toss 10 cups of kale leaves (remove the stems, torn into small pieces) with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt.  Place on baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 300degrees for 25 minutes or until crispy.  Remove from baking sheet with a metal spatula, toss with 2 tablespoons Parmesan (optional) and serve.


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