Last week my mother made kale at Sunday dinner. It was so yummy, so I picked some up to have in the house. I decided to mix it up a bit, by baking it with cranberries and walnuts.
Words can’t even describe how delicious it was- I could have eaten bowl after bowl of it, but stopped myself after the 2nd pan. Baking the kale gives it a crunch that feels almost like a potato chip, but without the greasy aftertaste. It also transforms the flavor slightly, so the combination of the kale and cranberries was just sweet enough but still honoring the slight bitter flavor you expect when eating kale. My mouth is watering and I may even pre-heat the oven for another round
What You’ll Need
1/2 cup Cranberries
1/4 cup Walnuts (chopped)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Let’s Do It
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Slightly spray a cookie sheet and place kale all over. Sprinkle in the cranberries and chopped walnuts, then drizzle on the olive oil and dash of sea salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
The amounts listed above will make 2 cookie sheets worth of Baked Kale and Cranberries.
Kale: All hail the kale- it has tons of nutrients and health benefits! High in fiber, low in fat, low in calories, high in antioxidants, and it contains a powerful phytochemical sulforaphane which helps boost body’s detoxification enzymes, thus helping to clear potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly. It also has massive amounts of Vitamin A, and is an excellent source of beta-carotene. Research even shows kale has major cancer-fighting properties, and foods high in beta-carotene help ward of skin cancer.
Cranberries: A little berry packed with power, cranberries help prevent stroke, prevent and relieve the pain of UTIs, are a digestive aid for removing fat in your lymphatic system. Cranberries also have an anti-bacterial action.