Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kale Chips

I’m really enjoying this blogging thing. I will admit, it’s lots of work. Sometimes I feel my whole night is taken up by working-out, cooking dinner, eating dinner, writing a blog and posting it. It’s really keeping me motivated and on my toes to plan for meals and stay away from process foods.
 Frozen meals are so convenient for lunch and when you don’t know what to cook for dinner you pop in a frozen pizza. I am a victim of it all. When I eat a frozen meal for lunch it’s satisfying at the time but soon after, I will get hungry again. My goal for the rest of the month is to stay away from the frozen and process meals and eat HEALTHY.

Work is pretty crazy right now. I guess everyone is making those New Years resolutions and signing up to lose weight or to quit smoking. I’m so happy they are making these decisions but it’s stressful at times to just keep up.
This morning started out with a bowl of Kashi cereal and a cup of coffee.

This cereal is so good! It kept me full till about 11:30 when I grabbed a snack to tide me over till my lunch at 12:30. My snack was a half of a grapefruit.

This was the best grapefruit I’ve had in a long time. I drizzled it with agave syrup and ate it with a spoon. How do you eat your grapefruit? I cut it in half and take a knife and run it in-between each section to break it up. I then take a spoon and scoop the juicy grapefruit out. Once you eat all the grapefruit you can slurp the juice out. My Mom fixed me and my sister a grapefruit like this in the mornings before school. Yum!
Lunch was leftover chicken pesto and carrots! It was still good the second day.

Dinner was all veggies. I really couldn’t think of what to cook tonight so I just cooked what I had. It turned out to be a pretty good dinner.
Backed sweet potato. Steamed broccoli. Kale Chips.

Have you ever had Kale chips? If you haven’t, you have to promise to give them a try them.
Kale Chips
Take a few stalks of Kale and wash them.

Tear off leafs and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and I like to sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top.
Place in oven at about 350 degrees and cook for 5 to 10 min. You have to watch pretty carefully that they don’t get over cooked. When the tips are brown, then they are done. There are called chips because they are actually crunchy like chips.

You have to try them!