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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


  • 1 large bunch of fresh kale (1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or enough to lightly moisten kale leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse kale and pat leaves dry with a paper towel. Remove stalks and tear leaves into medium size pieces (kale will shrink when cooked).
  3. Place kale into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat all the leaves.
  4. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Arrange kale leaves on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp.
  6. Serve immediately.
Total time: 20 minutes
Preparation time:
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 6 - ½ cup servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 40
Total Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 129 mg
Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
Exchange 1 vegetable, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Units 1/2

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