Kale. It’s everywhere. In salads. On pizza. In soups. In smoothies. It’s everywhere! And now it’s in my kitchen with these addictive Garlic Pepper Kale Chips. Even if you don’t think you like kale, this super simple snack will change your mind–and keep you reaching for more!
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Welcome to Wildtree Wednesday! Yeah, it’s a thing in our household. Although, more and more it’s more than just Wednesdays we enjoy meals with healthier ingredients from Wildtree. Still not familiar? Allow me to broker an introduction.
Reader, meet Wildtree. Wildtree, meet Reader. Time to get to know one another!
Wildtree started about 20 years ago when a busy mom found that she needed ingredients that would suit her family’s dietary needs. She started making ingredients that she could trust. But then word spread, and thus Wildtree was born! They are known for spice blends, marinades, and other items that are free from chemicals–no GMOs, no MSG, no artificial colors, and all made in an USDA certified organic facility. I mean, you can actually read the ingredients and know what the heck is in them. Novel concept, no?
A friend of mine introduced me to it a couple months ago, and I admit I was skeptical. I mean, how tasty and versatile could these products really be? Um, really, REALLY tasty and versatile, it turns out. I started slow, and then found myself experimenting with the various products. Bloody Mary Mix (which, IMHO is the best I have ever had) used in soups, and as a marinade. Sauces used as flavor enhancers for stir frys. Spices rubbed onto ingredients of all types. And of course now, the versatile flavor bomb of California Garlic Pepper Blend turning me into a kale eater!
Why California? I have no idea. I live in Texas, and I love it as much as folks in any other state. No worries, you’re allowed to enjoy it no matter where you live!
Now here’s the caveat–of course you can make all of these great recipes with other store-bought ingredients. No problem. But now that I have become more label-conscious, I realize that I have been putting a lot of unnecessary and unreadable ingredients in our foods. It’s a process, but I’m learning to reach for healthier options when punching up recipes and make-ahead meals–and I feel better about serving it to friends and family.
But for me, it’s not only doable and delicious, it’s more in line with my shifting views of where our food comes from and how we use what is around us in more responsive fashion. Yeah, yeah, food with a conscience. It’s not in everyone’s wheelhouse, but it is more and more for me. And at the end of the day, I can only control me, right?
However, I am also a big proponent of sharing great stuff to eat. I love telling folks about the creative ways I’m incorporating ingredients I trust. And Wildtree makes it super easy.
These Kale Chips have turned me into not only a kale eater, but even a coconut oil convert. I was certain that I would hate cooking with it because I don’t like coconut. Well surprise, surprise! It doesn’t make my food taste like coconut at all. But now I’m getting all of the super health benefits of it without a second thought!
Give these Wildtree Garlic Pepper Kale Chips a try, and let me know how YOU like this simple, healthy snack alternative!
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