My fat jeans are too tight.
And by too tight, I mean, like tight, TIGHT.
This is serious.
Did you know that I have gained oh, about 35-40 pounds since I started by site?
I don’t lie.
Back in 2008, I was living on Nut bars and tuna fish and working out 2 hours a day.
Then my 2 hours a day at the gym was replaced by recipe developing, photographing, blogging and eating.
Who’s fault is it?
Well, no one has been holding me down over the last almost 5 years and force feeding me.
I could totally blame it on some crazy thyroid disorder, which I don’t have.
I could blame it on my husband, but I blame everything on him, so I’ll cut him a break.
I could ABSOLUTELY blame it on The Birth Control Pill that I take to try to alleviate my migraines.
But honestly, you know what my issue is?
I have none.
I don’t sit around eating potato chips or ice cream or even really anything bad for me.
Honestly, if I eat it, it sticks to me, specifically my butt and thighs, even if it’s a carrot.
Sure I taste everything I make. It’s my duty to you.
But, I suppose my tastings have added toooo many calories to my diet.
I am NOT going to make a New Years resolution to change.
I’d only be lying to myself.
I try to eat in moderation, but I guess it’s not working for me.
Some people are blessed with a great metabolism, I unfortunately, was not.
Maybe I can keep a food diary or do one of those fancy phone apps.
That would probably help.
It is alllll about calories in and calories out.
Am I going to keep developing decadent recipes for you…yup, sure am.
Am I going to keep tasting them..yup, sure am.
Let’s just hope I don’t have to start wearing maternity jeans.
That would be something.
So here are some heathy kale Chips to replace the potato chips that I don’t eat.
They are good.
Light and crispy.
They totally fill my salty craving.
Try em’ their easy..
Start with a pretty bunch of Kale
The stems are beautiful..but unless you like chewing on bark, I suggest you get rid of them.
Just tear them out..
Bye Bye Purple…
For easy clean up and even oil/vinegar distribution, massage them in a zip lock bag.
Arrange on two large baking sheets and bake!
- 1 large bunch Kale
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
- Kosher Salt and Pepper
- Pre Heat the oven to 300.
- Rinse and dry the Kale leaves.
- Tear out the thick stalk/rib in the middle of the kale.
- Tear the kale into pieces about the size of potato chips.
- Pour the olive oil and vinegar into a large gallon zip lock bag.
- Add the Kale, seal the bag and massage the oil mixture into the kale.
- Arrange the kale onto two large baking sheets, taking care not to over crowd.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the Kale is nice and crispy.
- Allow to cool.