And I must say I want to eat whatever she's eating that makes her look so unbelievably simple, healthy, beautiful, and glowing. I literally lounged around in bed for an extra hour skimming through all of the recipes on Sunday morning. I have been on such a mission lately to get my family eating as many foods that are rich in vitamins including as many leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits in every meal. We've been replacing meals with kale, banana, pineapple and almond milk smoothies. Eating lots of Greek yogurt, berries, fresh salads and trying to infuse simple things with flavor and color. Yesterday afternoon while taking a break from a DIY project I'm going to share this week, I decided to make a snack for the little man. After asking myself WWGD (what would Gwyneth do) and scouring my pantry and fridge for ingredients, I decided to make Kale chips which she says her kids gobble up. So here is a little glimpse of my culinary mission.
You simply wash some fresh Kale and break into small chip like pieces discarding the center stems. Toss in Olive oil, sea salt, (I added a little pepper). Then place on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes or until they are brown. And If i'm being completely honest, when I say brown...I mean looks rotten and somewhat burnt.
Not the prettiest thing I've ever cooked....but remember I'm trying to trust Gwyneth. I decided to let mine cool on a layer of paper towels. I sat the little man on the counter, busted out a little bit of ketchup and told him these were chips. I tasted one and thought it was pretty good except it had a bit of an after taste. A cross between cabbage and spinach. He tried one and the look on his face was priceless. He was not interested. I must admit I was super bummed. I wanted to be the Mom who got her boy to love Kale chips instead of potato chips. I don't know what I was thinking....wait, I know...I was channeling my inner Gwyneth. So for now the Hubs and I are the only one trying to rock some Kale chips at meal time to get some extra greens into us...and I'll stick to hiding it in the boys breakfast smoothies without him knowing.
But I'm not giving up! I believe in a lot of these recipes and I am going to try out a new one (I'm hoping once a week) because I believe this gal has it all figured out when it comes to what we are putting on our plates and in our bodies.
I thought it might be fun to share the journey with you. So grab your own copy of the cookbook if you don't already have one and let's do this thing together.
Do any of you cook your Kale chips differently? I think I might try adding some lemon next time.
See you guys tomorrow!