For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Kale Chips - Serves 4
- 1 big bunch of kale
- olive oil
- salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Wash your kale and dry as thoroughly as possible. Cut out the tough middle stems. Cut the rest of the kale leaves into large palm-sized pieces (they will significantly reduce in size after baking).
Place the kale pieces on a lined baking sheet. Make sure not to over lap the pieces too much to ensure each chip gets baked evenly. Cover the top side of the leaves with a thin layer of olive oil and salt.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes at 400˚F then turn off the oven and let sit for another 30 minutes (while in the warmed oven) to really get your chips light and crispy. Enjoy your kale chips by themselves or add a hummus or salsa dip as a light and healthy snack.
Also, learn all the benefits of kale and a delicious kale salad recipe here.
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Also remember, many non-gluten or non-dairy foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
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