Oprah Winfrey-Approved Healthy Kale Chips Recipe

Oprah Winfrey Kale Chips
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Oprah Winfrey Kale Chips

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Kale is a well-known superfood. It’s low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in vitamins, magnesium, and folate. If you’re not a fan of the taste—our favorite foodie Oprah Winfrey (who has had a long, public battle with weight loss) has shared a deliciously healthy kale chips recipe.

Kale Chips Recipe: Oprah-Approved!

The kale chips recipe (created by Nell Stephenson, co-author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook) was posted on Oprah’s website, and features simple ingredients and easy directions:

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All you need is:

  • One bunch of kale
  • Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  • Lay a baking sheet in the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • After washing and drying the kale, discard the stems. Shred the leaves into similar-sized pieces and put in the bowl.
  • Pour olive oil on top and mix the kale (using your hands).
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Take the baking sheet from the oven and place the kale on it (spread in an even layer).
  • Place the sheet back in the oven and bake for up to 15 minutes (turn the kale pieces over once at about the 7 minute mark).
  • Cool and then enjoy!

Health Benefits of Kale Chips

Kale chips make the perfect substitute for regular chips (and other high-calorie snacks) as they can help with weight management.

One cup of kale, for example, contains 34 calories. A tablespoon of olive oil contains 119 calories. So your kale chips come in at a total of 153 calories. One cup of potato chips on the other hand has about 9.37 grams of fat, with 60% of calories coming from fat. So these Oprah-approved kale chips make the perfect alternative.

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Oprah has yet to reveal if this kale chips recipe will be listed in her new cookbook, set to be released in January 2017.


Source for Today’s Article:

“Kale Chips Recipe,” Oprah.com; http://www.oprah.com/food/Kale-Chips-Recipe, last accessed June 21, 2016.

“1 Cup Regular Potato Chips,” Fatsecret.com, https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/white-potato-chips?portionid=20480&portionamount=1.000; last accessed June 21, 2016.