Totally Terrific Kale Chips

One of the healthy eating inspirations that came our way last month was from the research of Dr. Terry Wahls, a physician who was diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and worked her way back to health by transforming her diet.  While I’m not so sure, Dr. Wahls would be so excited about how we make our kale chips, I’m certain she would applaud our effort to actually eat kale.

Kale is a leafy green vegetable much like collared greens and cabbage.  Its strong taste definitely takes some getting used to, but the fact that it’s loaded with great vitamins, minerals, and cell repairing chemicals makes it much easier to stomach.  In addition to the kale chips that we make, we also dehydrate it and use it like parsley or spices in soups.  No matter how you use it, it’s a great addition to your diet.

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Sunday Shopping Gets Healthy.

I went grocery shopping for the week today and as I was standing in line, I had a moment to pause and reflect on what I was buying.  The mother in front of me had a cart piled high with snacks, instant meals, soda, ready-to-bake chicken, and a lone bag of salad.  I was her – minus the soda – just a few weeks ago.

I wish I had taken a picture of the things in my cart, because it really didn’t seem like enough to feed a family of five for more than a few hours.  But it will.  And our meals this week will be delicious and healthy.  That’s exciting and, for the first time, I feel like we might just win this battle against processed foods after all.

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