Keep On Snackin'
Hey friends! It's Jenna!
So many of you guys have responded to Nick and I about our health and fitness journey stories saying you appreciated our openness and helpful pointers, so I thought I'd make a point to share more recipes and health related posts at least once a month!
This month, I want to talk about something I started doing a few months ago and has made a massive difference in my healthy-eating habits!
At once or twice a month, I get a massive bundle of fresh organic produce.
Here's why - it forces me to find ways to prepare different fruits and veggies! I'm not one to sit and eat a plain old stick of celery, or make a kale salad from scratch. I don't even find it very enticing to munch on an apple all too often.
But you know what does sound yummy? Ants on a log (celery with sunbutter and raisins), garlic kale chips, or even baked cinnamon apple chips!
Does the produce part sound expensive to you? Because I'm sure most of you are assume eating that well just isn't in the budget. That's how I used to think too, until we started shopping with Milk & Eggs, our grocery delivery service!
So get this - a 12lb bag of all organic fruits and veggies (including celery, green kale, red beets, apples, lemons, limes, strawberries, and blueberries) is only $20! INSANE, RIGHT?! If you sit down and do the math, this is the bargain of all bargains and I'm so glad that we started including it in our regular grocery deliveries!
I've had a bundle of kale in the fridge for a few days and today realized I just didn't feel like using it for a salad, so I decided to make it into Garlic Kale Chips!
Best snack everrrrr!
Often times, when Nick is on tour, I find myself working nonstop on my laptop and skipping out on those meals that take just a little bit extra time and leaning more towards something I can snack on while I get my girl-boss hustle on. Who can relate?!
If you're looking for a healthy alternative to regular potato chips, or even just trying to love kale despite it's bitter nature, I highly recommend giving this quick recipe a try! You can season them just about a million different ways so chances are you're going to love this little snack-hack as much as we do.
Just get yourself some kale. Rinse and dry your kale first, then strip the leaves away from the stalk in chunks. Those are going to be your chips. Drizzle a light coat of oil (of your choice) on your leaves and spread them evenly across a baking sheet. Here comes the customizing part - season those babies to your liking! I went with Garlic salt, sea salt and a little bit of pepper. If you like spicy, put some cayenne or chili powder on there! You can find lots of different seasoning concoctions online if you want to really get creative.
Now bake your seasoned kale on 300F for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, give them a flip and mix them around to make sure they crisp evenly! Bake for another 15 minutes, and then let cool for 5 minutes or so.
Thanks for following along with our health and fitness journey! If you haven't already, make sure you take a look at Milk & Eggs! You can get a discount using our code : TWOSMALLFRIES and all orders over $35 qualify for free shipping!
Until next time! :)