How to Make Kale Chips
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
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.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
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.
ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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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?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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
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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kale Chips
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.
An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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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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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 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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add garlic powder for more intense flavor
Add some wild garlic leaves that are found at this time of esrly Spring and bake them with the kale.
Sara North Yorkshire England
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
Rather than olive oil, I use pumpkin seed oil, gives a little nutty flavour..
Cathy, Ontario Canada
This is so delicious and healthy.