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How to Make Kale Chips

SERVINGS: 6
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: BAKED
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 lbs

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Remove thick stems from kale leaves. Tear into pieces and place into a large mixing bowl. Toss with salt and oil.

3) Spread evenly onto a baking sheet.

4) Bake 10-15 minutes, until brown but not burnt.

Optionally garnish with ground coriander or sesame seeds.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

If you've got the munchies for something crunchy, Kale delivers. Kale chips are a refreshing treat to wake up your taste buds and satisfy your craving for a light, crunchy snack. The secret to vibrant Kale dishes is in the preparation! With a little salt and olive oil for garnish, this snappy alternative to potato chips offers improved satisfaction and a fuller spectrum of flavor than traditional chips.

Kale redeems your crunchy cravings. The desire for something cripsy is often pigeon-holed as an unwelcome temptation. Far from it, craving a crunch is very natural in the spring, a soggy time of year. Most naturally crunchy foods, like Kale and celery, are quite healthy. Don't blame your body, or fight with it over these cravings. Processed crunchy foods, like most conventional chips, are the real culprit.

The stimulating bitterness of kale breaks up stagnant, thick, winter blood, improving your circulation. Kapha and Pitta benefit the most from this snack, while the drying quality of kale can dry out Vata if eaten too often.

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Kale Chips Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kale Chips
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Stimulates Peristalsis

STIMULATES-PERISTALSIS

An herb that promotes involuntary smooth muscle contractions to facilitate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Blood Thinner

BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Constituents:
Sodium,
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Potassium,
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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Calcium

CALCIUM

Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kale Chips

Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Internal-detoxicant, Blood-thinner, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Stimulates-peristalsis

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Kale

Kale has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Stimulates-peristalsis, Internal-detoxicant

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Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Appetite-suppressant, Internal-detoxicant, Blood-thinner, Stimulates-peristalsis

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Salt (Mineral Salt)

Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Soothes-throat, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Stimulates-peristalsis, Internal-detoxicant

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Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Soothes-throat, Cholagogue, Appetite-suppressant, Internal-detoxicant

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Stimulates-peristalsis, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Red Leaf Lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Stimulates-peristalsis

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Blood-thinner, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kale Chips

Red Root

Red Root has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant, Appetite-suppressant

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Guggulu

Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Yarrow

Yarrow has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Nattokinase / Microbe-Derived Kinase Enzymes

Nattokinase / Microbe-Derived Kinase Enzymes has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant

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Guarana

Guarana has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Stimulates-energy

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant

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Mahatikata Ghrta

Mahatikata Ghrta has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Cholagogue

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Bitter Ghee - Tikta Ghrta (9 fl oz)

Bitter Ghee - Tikta Ghrta (9 fl oz) has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Cholagogue

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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add garlic powder for more intense flavor
- Shelly Paradis, Virginia beach, VA
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, 03-25-14 (Reply)
Be careful what you feed your temple, I read that potato chips contribute to cellulite. Also, I am surprised kale is expensive in CA. Using healthy olive oil may be more expensive, but your health is your first wealth. Splurge on yourself One bunch is $1.29 on the east coast and that's more than enough for the recipe. Just drizzle olive oil over it and toss with your hands to distribute oil, 1 tbsp. or less will do the trick. Tasty kale chips are superior to any chip on the market.
- Shelly Paradis, Virginia beach, VA , 03-25-14 (Reply)
Rather than olive oil, I use pumpkin seed oil, gives a little nutty flavour.. Cathy, Ontario Canada
- Cathy Campbell, Orillia, ON
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, 03-26-14 (Reply)
This is so delicious and healthy.
- Sally, St. louis, MO
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