There are numerous benefits to eating vegetables. These are packed with nutrients like potassium, folate, fiber, vitamins A, E and C. Veggies like broccoli and spinach are superfoods and provide additional benefits. But are there other health benefits to eating green vegetables?
In this week’s Facebook Live, I talked about a study related to leafy greens. The study relates them to improve cognitive performance in our kids. This interesting findings support the many reasons why kids need to eat vegetables.
I also shared my recipe for kale chips. Your kids may turn up their noses, but reintroduction is the key. They’ll fall in love with the kale chips in no time. It’s salty and it tastes amazing. What’s not to like? Check out the video below to learn more.
Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient rich foods in existence? This leafy green veggie helps keep our bodies healthy with its antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-cancer nutrients.
Kale is loaded with Vitamin C. In fact, one cup of raw kale contains more Vitamin C than one orange! As an excellent source of plant-based calcium, kale also helps keep your bones strong. In addition to these vitamins, kale serves as an excellent source of Vitamin K, which helps our body’s inflammatory process.
Have your kids tried kale yet? If not, kale chips are a delicious and wonderful way to introduce this veggie to your kids.
1 head of kale, washed and dried thoroughly
2 tbsp avocado oil (You can also use olive oil.)
sea salt (to sprinkle)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 1 1/2 inch pieces. (Have your kids help!)
Lay kale on a baking sheet and toss with oil and sea salt.
Bake for 10 minutes, then turn leaves.
Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes or until crisp.