Once you get into raw foods or a healthy eating lifestyle it quickly becomes apparent that not only do you need to plan out healthy meals, you also have to plan out HEALTHY SNACKS for when you get the munchies for something crunchy, or for in between meals when you want a little something small. In the beginning, choosing healthy snacks can feel overwhelming, especially once you’ve taken a trip to the grocery store and you pass the potato chip aisle and all the other unhealthy snacks that are available for a cheap cost. The only way to fight this battle is to plan ahead and have them available in your home and bring little baggies with you to snack on throughout your day. With a little pre planning the “unhealthy snacking” hurdle can be overcome with tasty variety and ease.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could find a snack that would give you vitamins and nutrients in a tasty way instead of going to a nutritionally bankrupt packaged product? The good news is, there is a cruciferous vegetable that has a rich phytochemical content known as Kale that can be transformed into a tasty snack that can take the substitute of potato chips and the like. Kale is an amazing antioxidant and actually has cancer fighting properties that help clean out your system as it passes through. For vegans, it’s a great source of calcium, along with it’s Vitamin C content that aids in absorption of nutrients. Kale actually has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli. It is rich in fiber which is something that is really lacking in the typical American diet, not to mention it contains Vitamins A, K and E.