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Have you heard the word SUPERFOOD floating about and wondered what does it mean and what foods are ‘Super‘?
Well, Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them can help reduce your risk of certain diseases and can prolong your life. They are found in all different areas of the world, and most of them taste pretty darn awesome.
And Hemp Seeds are just one of those foods…
According to Navita’s Naturals..
Hemp is a well-balanced vegetarian protein source that includes all of the essential amino acids. Not only is hemp one of the best veggie sources of protein, it’s easy for the body to digest and assimilate. Hemp also features plenty of other nutrients including abundant fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins and omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids.
Hemp has been cultivated for over 12,000 years around the globe. The hardy plant has been used as a food, fiber, textile, paper, and even fuel. It is believed that Tibetan women first discovered how to produce string and cloth from the hemp fiber.
I love Hemp Seeds, not only for their amazing nutrients, but because they are also so easy to add to just about any recipe. Smoothies, cookies, and even salads, these little power packed seeds are a go to superfood for me.
I recently stumbled across this BBQ Hemp Kale Crisp recipe on Navita’s Naturals web site and decided to give them a try. So easy to make and incredibly delicious, my husband and I had NO problem making these Kale Crisps disappear.
If you have never tried Kale Chips, these are the ones to try. Pick your favorite barbecue sauce and your all set.
BBQ Hemp Kale Chips Superfood Snack
(Original Recipe Found HERE)
1 large bunch of curly Kale
1/4 cup favorite BBQ sauce
3 TBSP Navitas Natural Hemp Seeds
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Wash the kale and dry very thoroughly with a kitchen towel. (The better you dry the kale, the less time it takes to cook). Strip the kale leaves away from the stem, and place the leaves in a large bowl. Tear any especially large leaves into halves or thirds.
Add the barbeque sauce, olive oil, and hemp seeds to the kale. Use your hands to gently massage and distribute evenly amongst the leaves.
Spread the leaves out onto the prepared baking sheets in a flat layer, and bake for 75-90 minutes, tossing once about an hour into cooking, or until leaves are dry and crispy. Be sure to keep a close eye on the kale at the end of cooking to prevent burning.
Kale crisps may be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, and may be re-crisped by placing in a warm oven for several minutes before serving.