* Kale chips * Oh kale yeah : )

So lately, I have been loving kale more and more. #1, if you do it right .. it taste phenomenal #2, so many health benefits! So, yeah.
Just those two got me hooked.

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It took me awhile to come around to it, I remember when George introduced it to me {possibly 2 years ago} to go along side of one of our dishes. He said that growing up, he used to eat kale plus other collard greens. Which are great for getting rid of toxins! I was sold.

I love it boiled with: olive oil, some fresh garlic & lemon juice. Also, I like to sauté it with other veggies. Sneak some into a smoothie. And my new favorite. Kale Chips.

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Don’t be alarmed if you eat them all just standing there. It’s much better than a bag of chips! 🙂 I thought that this would be perfect for WIAW, but taking it back to Sensible Snacking 🙂

         Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Spices of your choice <– I used salt, pepper & garlic!

    Directions:

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees – spray with cooking oil.
  • With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings of your choice!
  • Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt { 10 to 15 minutes }

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Here are some of the many benefits of KALE!
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Great for your skin, to keep it healthy & glowing!, detoxifying, high in protein and tons of vitamins!

Hope you enjoy these yummy green chips!

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PS. Check out the rest of WIAW over at Jenn’s blog. It’s always great to see what else it yummy out there and try some new things : )

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PB breakfast bars

Hello! Happy hump day friends!

I’ve been busy in the kitchen lately, I am now waiting on muffins to be finished for breakfast 😀 They are my favorite. Banana oat! I will share the recipe with you soon.

My fav- banana oat.

My fav- banana oat.

Last week we had a few rainy days. This made me more enthusiastic to get in the kitchen and bake/ try new things. Nothing like coffee & baked goods.

I am still trying to get more comfortable in the kitchen. Baking can be so precise. I am one of those who like to just get it done quickly. So I am making sure I follow every step. I want to get good in one area of the kitchen preferably baking and be known for some goods 🙂

Here’s my newest addition to breakfast. Oat bars! I love 1-2-3 baking methods.

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I love making items which require no flour/oil/eggs.
{don’t get me wrong.. I am about to make funfetti cupcakes later today, but it’s good to keep it clean when you can ;-)}

In a skillet on medium heat combine:
1 cup peanut butter of your choice. I used planters banana granola nut
1 cup honey
^ stir ingredients until smooth + creamy
Add in:
2-3 cups of oats
> I added mixed nuts + dried cranberries as well
Pour ingredients into a pan of 9×9
Top with granola

Place in fridge over night, cut & dig into them in the AM 🙂

… they went fast. really fast. Perfect for an on the go snack too!

Off to Cassidy’s makeup consultation for the wedding, baking those cupcakes & some other last-minute items before my friend’s birthday tonight.

ENJOY
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