Kale

Have you tried kale yet? It’s a yummy leafy green found next to the spinach in the grocery store. It is packed with calcium and is very eaisly absorbable which makes is a great source of vitamin A, C, E and K. It’s a bit more robust then spinach, which might make the texture hard to enjoy for the newcomers. Some other options are to saute with garlic in olive oil, or try making these delicious kale chips!

Kale Chips:

1 bunch kale (I like the curly-leaf variety for this recipe)
1/8 cup olive oil
½ teaspoon good quality salt
fresh pepper

Season with your favorite seasoning or try:
nutritional yeast flakes or garlic powder

Heat cookie sheet pan in the oven to 375 degrees.
Rinse kale, and dry completely.  Remove stems, and cut into pieces approximately 3 inches wide.
In a large bowl combine the kale with above base ingredients and season to taste, coating kale evenly with mixture.  I find using my hands helpful.

When the oven is up to temperature, carefully put the kale into the hot pan, spreading it out into one layer.  It will sizzle.  Roast in oven for 10 minutes and then gently stir or turn the leaves and contine roasting another 5-7 minutes until kale is crisp and dry but not too brown. Some may be chewy instead of crisp.  Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Yeast:

Your first thought might be why would you eat yeast?! Well, it’s like bacteria. There is good bacteria and there is bad bacteria. The same goes for yeast. Good yeast and bad yeast. This yeast is loaded with protein which makes it a great candidate to stabilize blood sugar. It is also loaded with trace minerals selenium, chromium and B vitamins. It also has the ability to protect against toxins, and naturally pulls mercury out of the body.

Surprisingly it tastes a bit cheesy, and is delicious to sprinkle on popcorn. I tried it on my kale chips last week and it was actually really great! You should be able to find this at your local health food store.

Bee Pollen:

Bee pollen is a phenomenal super food for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies. Be pollen is known for a number of things including: Energy boost, being a perfect protein, great for healthy weight gain, fertility, tissue growth, and helps prevent the adverse effects of cancer treatments and radiation. This would be great to take before, during, and after any kind of x-ray radiation. If you can, find a local source.

If you want to try it, start with a 1/4 teaspoon and let it dissolve under your tongue twice a day.