Healthy Kale Chips & Salsa – New Years Health Standard Process Cleanse Diet (Day 4)
Ok it’s now day 4 of the 21 day Standard Process New Years Cleanse Diet. I know I just have to get through one week and it will get easier but seriously when you wake up having dreams of bbq ribs and chocolate it’s not easy. Having done this last year, we are a lot more efficient at the diet: we have all the recipes lined up, know where to shop, know how much time to set aside for cooking, cleaning, etc. But I think it’s also not as novel and the recipes aren’t as exciting. We’ve already had Butternut Squash and roasted red beets twice this week, so we really needed something new, novel and just plain good to eat.
Kale Chips and Salsa!
To our surprise we found a recipe for kale chips on the Standard Process website . Well, I guess more to Gisa’s surprise since in Germany Kale is usually eaten with sausages – not as a healthy snack, let alone as chips. Either way, the kale chips are great with a tomato salsa (recipe below) or a guacamole (still waiting for our avocados to ripen).
1 bunch kale
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Line a non-insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite-size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with Sea Salt. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes
1 cup of heirloom or cherry tomatoes
1/4 of red onion thinly sliced
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cilantro
1 tsp basil
sprinkle of lemon juice
1 dried red chili pepper (crushed)
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for 3-5 mins depending on how chunky or smooth you want your salsa. Add salt / pepper to taste.
The kale chips break easily so my advice is to cut them slightly larger than bite size so it makes it easier to scoop up the salsa. Enjoy!