I have to be honest and say that I can’t tell if this picture makes my favorite paleo treat look incredibly delicious or totally unappetizing. Hopefully I’ve built up some credibility and you will believe me when I tell you that these baked plantain chips are SO good. If you haven’t made plantains before, they are a low carb way to enjoy a warm, slightly sweet treat while keeping your meal entirely paleo, primal, and gluten-free. Adding cocoa and cinnamon makes these plantain chips taste into a decadent dessert without the addition of any sugar.
Today’s post will be pretty short and sweet, as kale chips are an incredibly simple snack to make. Before I get on to the recipe, however, I have to mention that kale is one of the most nutrient rich cruciferous vegetables you can get. Kale is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, making it an excellent addition to your daily dinner plate. Studies of kale have shown definitive cancer preventive benefits from kale, as well as treatment benefits in some cases. Did I mention that kale is also really, really tasty? Steam it, sautee it, or bake it into a crispy chip like in today’s recipe.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and my favorite part of the holiday is having an excuse to make lots of sweets. Not that you need an excuse to make homemade Larabars, but this bite-sized combination of dark chocolate, dates, and almonds is sure to win your Valentine’s heart. If you like energy bars but dislike how much they cost, this recipe is an easy way to whip up a homemade version for a fraction of the cost. I adapted a recipe from Foodie With Family to make these cute little hearts and some regular bars too.