Ok, so this might sound a little “nutritionist-y” and I know, I’m guilty since I am one but don’t disregard my new favorite snack until you try it! Kale Chips!!! Yes you read that right, Kale Chips!

At this point you’ve probably heard of kale since it seems to be all the rage and you might have even tried to cook it but, getting your kid(s) to eat it, let alone yourself is a bit daunting because it a) is a green vegetable and b) doesn’t taste that great if you don’t cook it right. Now I’m not one to promote eating something solely because it is good for you. I strongly believe in eating for taste and enjoying your food but when you make chips out of Kale I promise you’ll get both! Oh wait, you don’t even have to cook to get the benefit of these crispy treats (I know how busy you all are), you can now buy them in just about any food store that carries healthy products.

I have made my own kale chips in the past but the other day I was at Garden of Eden and I saw a box of kale chips that were flavored. I bought two boxes, spicy miso and vegan cheddar. When I tell you they were so good I had to stop myself from eating the whole box before I got home to give them to my little guy who might I add, LOVED THEM!!!! Now, just because they are kale they still have calories about 100 for 1/3 of the package (7 grams of fat) so exercising portion control is still important but these calories and fat grams are heart healthy and packed with nutrients including: Vitamins A, K, C, calcium, iron, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants which research shows makes it an awesome cancer fighter! So seriously, what are you waiting for go get yours now but watch out, they’ll be gobbled up in no time so dig in while you still can.

Want to make your own? Click here for a more mild but still tasty recipe: http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/baked-kale-chips/ I’d use 1/2 the oil and their kale dusted popcorn looks great too although I haven’t tried it yet! Enjoy!