Wellness Wednesdays: Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole

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As I was walking through Trader Joe’s after yoga class last week I passed by the sample station.  That night they were offering guacamole.  Never one to turn down a free sample, I picked up  little paper cup overflowing with reduced guilt chunky guacamole and half a tortilla chip.  I scooped the guacamole out of the cup with the chip and placed it in my mouth.  Continue reading

Healthy Snacks: Kale Chips

I was sitting around my apartment craving a savory treat, but I didn’t have anything in my cupboards.  I remembered a few months ago when I was shopping in Trader Joe’s I overheard one of the employees talking about how he made kale chips.  I had kale, olive oil and salt, so I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad I did.  The chips were delicious and nutritious.  It was my first time making them, so I did overcook a few, but I’m definitely going to have kale on hand from now on to make this yummy snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

If you’re interested in calorie information that can be found here.