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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Homemade Pretzel Dough Recipe

Photo by Brandi Jordan

I’ve had a couple of people ask me for our homemade pretzel recipe, so I thought I’d share.  Apparently, snacks (with minimal fighting while being made) are a sure hit with moms.  I’m not surprised.

The recipe I use is really easy, but it does involve my most favorite appliance ever – the bread maker.  If you don’t have a bread maker, I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out, but you can always give it a shot an let me know.  Ready?  Here we go.

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