Happy Monday. Last week we went over how to increase punching speed and stamina for boxing. This week I figured I’d share with you what I did over the weekend, of mostly which involved curbing some cravings with a little clean snacking innovation.
This one’s for anyone who’s really into their potato chips but want to get the binge eating down.
Let’s get started.
We’ve all got our food weaknesses.
I’m not going to pretend I’m perfect and faultless when it comes to nutrition because I’m not – and quite often, people are surprised when they see me as the author of a whole food military nutrition book order up a pizza every other weekend or so (what they don’t see are the other 6 days of the week I’m busting my ass in the gym).
But the key with everything is moderation.
When it comes to potato chips (or “crisps” as they say in Europe), for many, one handful (about 30g, which is the recommended serving size) isn’t nearly enough to satisfy their taste buds.
I’ve never really been a fan of chips, but I have got a weakness for chips and beer, or ice cream on a hot summer day in combination with salt & vinegar chips (I like weird combinations, don’t judge).
There are more days than others though that I know this is a terrible combination, and on those days I like to do the sensible thing and look for a healthier, more nutrient dense alternative to chips. The solution?
Baked kale chips.
They’re stupidly easy to make and require less than 3 ingredients.
Try this one on for size.
Baked Kale Chips
Makes: 12 servings (great for watching football)
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Bake Time: 10-15 minutes
Total Time: 20-30 minutes
Items Needed: An oven. Baking paper. A mammoth of a cookie sheet (or you know, just two regular sized ones.). A knife.
- 2 Bunches of Kale
- 2 Tbsp real, 100% butter (or 2 Tbsp Olive Oil)
- 2 tsp Seasoning Salt (aka Red Salt)
- First things first. Get your oven nice and hot – to the tune of 175 C (or 350 F).
- Take the kale and slice the leaves off the stems, then tear said leaves into “chip” or bite-sized pieces, before washing and (thoroughly) drying it.
- Evenly rub olive oil onto your kale, and sprinkle your seasoning salt on there to your liking.
- Line your baking sheet(s), and throw the kale on there evenly – otherwise, they won’t bake evenly.
- Bake them for around 10-15 minutes, until the edges are brown (but don’t burn them).
- Don’t try making them crispier – they’ll only fall apart in your hand if you get them too crispy.
Couple things to mention.
If you read either SUPP UP. On The Go or At Home nutrition books, you’ll understand the obvious benefits of the ingredients chosen.
Olive oil is OK to use, but I suggest butter because a) it’s tasty, and b) it’s got a higher smoke point (if you read the chapters on “Fats” in either book, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about).
If you’re really feeling adventurous and want more than one type of healthy fat, drizzle the olive oil on the chips after baking them with butter – just remember, this’ll up the fat count (which won’t really matter anyway, if you’re working out and eating right).
Here’s the approximate individual and total nutritional values for the whole batch, at 12 servings.
Per serving: 3 g ~ Protein, 8 g ~ Carbs, 2-3 g Fats
TOTAL NUTRITIONAL VALUES PER BATCH = 36 g ~ P, 96 g ~ C, 24-36 g ~ F
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If you really like this recipe, but don’t have the SUPP UP. books yet, buy either SUPP UP. On The Go or SUPP UP. At Home E-BOOKS now, and discover what other, unique to each book recipes are available under the “Snacks” chapters (preview of chapters available in shop).
Both books have recipes that provide nutritional breakdown so it makes things dead easy (as a heads up, this isn’t a recipe from the book – see ‘Recipe Credit’ at the bottom of this page).
Drop by next week for yet another great post to add to your workout and nutrition arsenal.
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