We have all heard the term, superfood. These special foods have nutritional value that have numerous health benefits for their consumers. Most superfoods come from all over the world: goji berries from Tibet, chia seeds from Mexico, or cocoa powder from South America. With the scarcity of some of these products and the distance they travel to get to our local supermarkets, prices on some of the best food for us is not always the cheapest. However, one superfood is right here in Indiana’s farms, kale!
Kale has numerous nutritional benefits, including: large amounts of vitamin A, has anti-cancer effects and has antioxidants that help skin health. With plenty of health benefits, it is easy to see why kale is considered a superfood.
Maybe you are like me and only think of kale as the little garnish that comes when ordering an entrée at a restaurant, however, kale is much more than a garnish. Kale can be used to make wonderful, healthy salads, can top a burger instead of typical lettuce, or can be baked to give you that crunch you love in a potato chip while still maintaining nutritional value.
Jenna McClean, the registered dietitian from the Health and Wellness Center, demonstrates how easy it is to take fresh summertime produce and turn it into kale chips that will be sure to please! These little kale bites can become a side dish or a replacement to a movie-time snack.