This week was supposed to be a better week. Last week, we discovered my hot water heater blew up. I was out of town working; so it didn’t bother me too much. I thought It was going to be a better week this week. Apparently I was wrong.
I returned home to no hot water for a week and an unplugged stove for five days. All of my kitchen countertops had to be cleared off for the backsplash to be fixed. This makes it very difficult to cook much less keep your blood sugar low by diet. That’s why this week's recipe is quite interesting. You can use it to help fix your blood sugar. It’s also a good recipe if your kitchen is destroyed.
Dehydrated kale chips:
Prep Time: 5 min. / Cook Time: 3 hours
1 bunch of kale 🥬 from the grocery
1 tsp garlic 🧄 powder
1 tsp onion 🧅 powder
1/8 tsp Himalayan salt 🧂
1 tbsp olive oil
Rinse the kale.
Strip the kale from the fibrous stems and tear into chip size pieces.
Use a salad 🥗 spinner to remove all moisture.
Leave the kale in the spinner. Add the olive oil & shake to coat.
Mix salt, garlic powder, & onion powder in a separate container.
Add the mix to the olive oil coated kale in 3rd’s and shake in between for a good coating.
Space out the kale chips on the dehydrating trays. 4 layers for 1 grocery store bunch of kale.
Dehydrate for 3 hours at 125 degrees.
Store in an air tight container for up to 4 to 5 days.
Kale is highly nutritious because of the amounts of vitamins A, K, B6 and C, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese it contains. One cup of raw kale has 33 calories and 7 grams of carbohydrate. This makes it a very diabetes-friendly and weight-friendly vegetable. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable along with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, collard greens, kohlrabi, rutabaga, turnips and bok choy. These vegetables may reduce the risk of various types of cancer. Some people may need to avoid or limit kale intake of they form oxalate containing kidney stones or take a blood thinner.
Source: "The many types, health benefits of kale"
Mayo Clinic Health System 05/29/2018
Since I can’t work in my kitchen, I’ll head out to the garden. It still looks kind of scary with loads of weeds. Everywhere I look, I see a weed I missed. The bulbs are out of control but flowering beautifully. When they’re done flowering, I’ll dig them up and spread them out. They have more space to grow, multiply, and help prevent disease. It’s also a great time of year to be harvesting spices for drying.
I hope this recipe can help you get your blood sugar back on track if you ever find yourself having a bad week. Message me for more information; and let me know if you tried this recipe. Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add more recipes to your recipe book.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work