Crispy kale chips made even better with a dusting of cheddar.
Disclosure: I received a free delivery from the Produce Box, that is mentioned in this post. I am also member of the Cabot Cheese Board, and receive periodic free shipments of the World’s best cheddar, that is mentioned in this post. I was not expected to write a review for either The Produce Box or Cabot Creamery. I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.
Call me a laggard. Kale peaked in popularity back in 2014. Americans have now fallen out of love with kale… before I even once posted on the vegetable. Geez!
This is why getting a produce box is helpful. In case you too need some help getting out of your comfort zone and getting a chance to taste produce that you might not ordinarily try. This week, Robyn, the area manager for the Produce Box, brought me a gorgeous Sprout Box…
and a few extras…
Do you see that kale in there? When I first spotted it, I saw kale chips in my families future.
I quickly remembered my husband’s motto,
Make anything, just make sure it tastes good!
No pressure here! So I decided on a chip ( you cannot go wrong). And of course, everything is better with cheddar!
And that’s how these happened…
I’m in love; and I predict you’ll fall back in love with kale when you add some cheddar!
Disclosure: I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.
It’s seven days before Super Bowl Sunday and I’m thinking about making substitutions. No, not players, food. Today I’m calling a time out with my team; the team that’s seeking to serve healthier food options on game day. I’m a believer in small change. You’ll never be named MVP, throwing a party without some of the coveted Super Bowl comfort foods, even if they aren’t sports dietitian approved. That said, if someone served up some heathier options (in addition to just salsa and baby carrots), wouldn’t you be glad they did?
I’m not predicting healthier food options will start beating out the wings, nachos, delivered pizza or desserts anytime soon, but they never will if we don’t start offering them. So are you ready to receive my Super Bowl Food Challenge? Yes, I am playing with a deflated football, not because I condone it, but this puppy puncture is one of the risks of playing football with labrador retreivers. (By the way, did you notice any retrievers on the Patriot’s sidelines?) Anyway, today I’m using it as symbol of my Super Bowl strategy: take advantage of deflated calories. Make it your game plan, by joining my team and embracing my Super Bowl Food Challenge: Throw a Super Bowl party with some of the customary foods, but match each traditional dish with one healthy option. And just to get you started, I’m sharing this Mediterranean inspired cheese board. No matter how you do it, you will always score with a cheese platter! They ‘re ideal for the casual mix, mingle, and grab a snack approach to entertaining. They’re easy on the hostess, who doesn’t always know dietary restrictions and doesn’t always have time to cook. I suggest starting with Cabot cheddar, a protein rich snack that’s naturally lactose free.My board also includes other nutrient rich foods that pair exceptionally well with Cabot Alpine cheddar including: smoked salmon, tzatziki, crackers, and fresh pears. This recipe is so easy and can be modified to any number of football/food fans.
Before I close, I do want to mention that Cabot is more than just yummy cheese that is always a satisfying choice for a cheese board. Here’s a fact you should know: Cabot is a coopertative of 1200 family farms located throughtout New England and New York. Also, 100% of Cabot’s profits go back to the farmer. That’s as American as the Super Bowl!
Let me know your game plan in the comments sections below, and be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post for more inspiration for this ultimate match-up!