It has finally hit me that I will be leaving Colorado in just about one month. I was born and raised in Colorado. I grew up with the mountains and snow sports. I had my heart set of going to college out of state, but when the time came I found myself sticking around for the mountains. I have lived in the mountains each winter while in college and have molded my life around snowboarding. With graduation only about a week away, I am still in shock. First, I can’t believe I am already graduating (a semester early!). Second, I can’t believe that I am moving to the BEACH!
I am so excited for Hawaii and think it will be a great change of pace. I love to travel and try new things. After learning to surf in Cape Town last spring, I was hooked. The only thing I am dreading about my switch from mountains to beach is the change in clothing! I am so used to wearing baggy snow clothes everywhere; now I have to get used to doing everything in a bikini! Knowing that, I am trying to clean up my appetite a little. Around the holidays? What am I thinking?! Either way, I have been trying to find some healthier snacks and recipes to help me get bikini-ready. Kale chips are an awesome snack. They give you the salt and crunch of regular chips, but are actually healthy! Kale chips transform a veggie that most kids would never touch into a delicious (and healthy!) snack.
- 1 bunch kale (torn into bite-sized pieces)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375F and line two cookie trays with foil.
- Lay kale pieces out over the trays and drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake at 375F until CRISP (about 10 minutes). NOTE: Be careful not to overcook or they will taste burnt.
- Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic before serving.