Sweet and Savory Baked Kale Chips Snack Mix
As some of you may know, about twice a month I have the opportunity to write a post over at the blog Homemade For Elle. This month, I shared a recipe perfect for those days when you just want to munch on something snacky. I hope you enjoy!
As someone who has found great health and healing in a traditional, nourishing diet filled with high quality animal fat, bacon, honey, and a number of other “old fashioned” foods that have been labeled as “unhealthy” in our society, I tend to shy away from trendy foods and diets. For this reason, I have always been irrationally suspicious of kale. Clearly, it is a wonderful, healthy, leafy green. It is filled with tons of nutrients that our bodies need, and as a rule us Americans definitely need to be eating more greens. However, with various fad diets, the vegetarian crowd, and the gym addict crowd all hailing kale as a super food, the rebel in me wants to stick with mustard greens and a side of liver pate and remain firmly outside of the mainstream.
I exaggerate slightly, however the truth remains: I don’t tend to eat a ton of kale. However, in trying to develop this recipe I got to thinking and I remembered that early in my paleo days, I did go through a brief phase of making kale chips because they were quick, easy and I could do them in the oven rather than in a dehydrator. This got me thinking and I decided to start looking around for a kale chip based snack mix. Surprisingly, I found very few recipes that combined kale chips with any thing else to create a more well rounded snack. Always being up for a challenge, I decided to give it a shot.
The result was delicious! I have always been a sucker for a sweet and savory flavor combo and this hit the spot!
This snack mix is great for those times where you just want something to munch on, maybe while you watch a movie, or as an appetizer at a party… or as you sit at your desk writing a blog post… (oh wait, that’s just me!)
All jokes aside, kale is a great source B vitamins, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Folate all of which are nutrients many people are deficient in, making it a fantastic snack option!
Do you have any foods you irrationally avoid?
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