Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kale chips alfredo

Misha and Nika explore in the minimalist snow
Watching a wildlife television program on polar huskies made me realize why my snow pups, Misha and Nika, need constant exercise. The polar huskies were being trained for an Arctic expedition in which they would need to run eight hours a day and consume 6,000 calories with a 60 percent fat content.

My pooches are wearing me out giving them two hours of exercise a day. Of course, they are still ready to go again while I'm ready for a break. At least, it keeps the holiday calories at bay.

Kale chips alfredo
Even with all that exercise, I still have to watch how much I eat. Yes, it is possible to overconsume, even during Phase 1 of the anti-candida diet. That's why I'll be nibbling on kale chips alfredo for my New Year's Eve snacking. They are suitable for ACD-Phase 1.

Here's what you need:

For the Hemp Alfredo Sauce: (makes extra to use as sauce for veggies)
1 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup hemp milk (unsweetened)
2 T. lemon juice
dash of stevia
1-2 tsp. miso paste
salt/pepper to taste
dash of nutmeg

For the Kale Chips
Leaves from one bunch of kale
3-4 T. hemp alfredo sauce

Here's what to do:

Make a batch of the hemp alfredo sauce by blending the ingredients until smooth and creamy in a food processor. Next, remove the leaves from the kale stems. Place the leaves in a bowl and drizzle with alfredo sauce. Toss with your hands. Spread the kale on a large baking sheet. Place on the top shelf of your oven. Bake at 350 degrees but keep your eye on them. Remove when crispy, about 15-20 minutes.

It's not easy, but still possible, to tire a sled dog out.

Here are some other kale chip ideas to keep you snacking healthily during 2013.

For the chocolate lover (suitable for Phase 3; substitute carob for Phase 1-2)

For the everything veggie lover (suitable for Phase 1)

For the chocolate and raspberry lover (suitable for ACD-maintenance)

Enjoy other recipes from:

Happy New Year!


Ricki said...

Looks great--I think I should be snacking on these, too! I know all too well that it is very possible to gain weight on the ACD! ;)

And your pooches look adorable either way, active or tuckered out.

Hope you have a great New Year's, Sheree, and much health & happiness in 2013!

Ricki xo

Unknown said...

Sweet recipe! I may have to try this out in the new year Cheers!

Sheree Welshimer said...

Yes, losing the weight (pre-ACD) and keeping it off are my goals for 2013. Best to you to in the coming year.