Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement and support regarding my half-marathon. You guys are seriously the best!
I’ve had a few people ask if I plan to run another race anytime soon. Honestly? I’m not sure. I don’t see myself doing another half in the upcoming months, but if there was a 5k or 10k that looked fun, I would definitely be interested. So if any of my peeps in the Atlanta area know of anything, please send me the details!
Today, let’s talk about kale.
I wrote about my newfound love for kale in this post. And since that time, I have grown to love kale even more, thanks to the discovery of kale chips.
I know that a lot of you are probably skeptical, but really, you need to try these. If done properly, they really taste like potato chips. OK, maybe they don’t taste exactly like the Ruffles you’re used to, but they’re crispy, and they just have that amazing flavor of olive oil + salt. I promise, you won’t feel like you’re eating a vegetable.
Brandon has eaten them several times now, and each time he says, “I don’t understand why I like these so much … but I do.”
I’m a proud wifey.
- 1/2 bunch of kale
- 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (truffle oil is good, too)
- salt and garlic powder to taste
- shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash and dry kale really well. Then tear the leaves off of the thick stem (the stem doesn’t taste very good, so make sure you just use the leaves). Tear the leaves into pieces that look a bit bigger than potato chips (because they’ll shrink in the oven).
- Put kale on baking sheet. Add olive oil and toss to coat. Then spread the kale out evenly on the baking sheet, trying not to clump chunks together.
- Sprinkle with as much salt and garlic powder as you want.
- Bake for about 10 minutes. Then add sprinkled Parmesan cheese and continue to bake, being careful to check on the kale every couple of minutes. You want it to get crispy without being burned. It should only take a few more minutes.
Note: I’m guessing on the oven time, because I’m actually using a toaster oven right now. So I make mine in smaller batches, and it probably only takes about 5-10 minutes total in the toaster oven.
Note #2: I’d love to give a specific blogger props for this “recipe,” but it’s just a combination of seeing similar recipes on about 10 different blogs. So thanks to all my blogger buddies for the idea!
OK, skeptical Sally’s … are you going to try these chips?? If you don’t like them, send the leftovers my way … I’ll have no problem eating them all in one sitting.
Now if only I could get them to taste like Dorito’s …
I also wanted to share another yummy discovery with you guys today.
The very kind people at NutritionFix sent me a box of these Luna Protein Bars to try, and I’m so glad they did!
I’m not always the biggest fan of protein bars, but the Cookie Dough flavor intrigued me. As did the nutritional stats:
So my thoughts?
Two huge thumbs up! This protein bar tasted like pure cookie dough-goodness. It will definitely be making its home in my lunch box over the next several weeks!
If you want to order your own box of Luna protein bars, just click on this link: Clif Luna Protein. And if you do try them, let me know what you think!
And last but definitely not least?
I told you guys I was making it my mission to try every frozen yogurt shop in the Atlanta area this summer. Well, I’m working on that goal. On Tuesday, I met some amazing ladies from my church for dinner. I then
begged and pleaded suggested that we visit the frozen yogurt shop next door.
The thing I like about Yoforia is that they use all organic yogurt. But I have to agree with my friend, Leigh, who said that their frozen yogurt is a bit ice-y.
(And if you’re curious what mix I got, I chose a combination of blueberry cheesecake and vanilla yogurts. I topped the blueberry side with Nilla wafers and caramel, and I topped the vanilla side with Oreos and Reese’s cups. Quite a tasty concoction!)
I guess that’s it for me today. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Question for ya …
What are you up to this weekend?
I have to work all day Saturday, but I’m hoping to meet up with some church buddies Saturday night for dinner!
Ever tried kale chips? If not, are you going to try them now??
What is your favorite frozen yogurt shop?
Disclaimer from me: I received the Clif Luna Protein bars from NutritionFix but was not compensated beyond that for this post and will receive no further compensation from NutritionFix. All thoughts and opinions are my own.