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Old 11-21-2012, 04:47   #1
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My fasting BG runs a little high so I watch what I eat and record it everyday. I have noticed a pattern over the months. I love kale cooked in the crock pot with meat, carrots, and barley. The next day after I eat this "stew" I have found two effects: my blood sugar is down under 100 from a range of 109-120 on other days. And it is a very strong diuretic.

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Thats great your were able to identify this food as being helpful. How much barely is in the stew, it does sound good, I like kale myself.

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I am going to have to try kale. I keep hearing about how very healthy it is. I saw a suggestion once to bake kale in the oven until crispy and sprinkle it with salt to make kale chips for a healthy snack to munch on.

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I tried the kale chips. I rinsed the kale and dried it like the recipe said. I should have just throw it in the clothes dryer. I didn't realize there was sand in it and it kinda ruined me on it for a while. Never had kale before. The chips were really good until you bit grit. Lol

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I love kale chips! Yeah, you do have to wash it carefully. I also love it sauteed with lots of butter, some salt and pepper and raw coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar.


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Old 11-21-2012, 21:31   #6
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I tried to make kale chips yesterday but apparently didn't cook em long enough because they're not very crispy. Still delicious though!

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Old 11-21-2012, 21:56   #7
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Kale,eh. I am up for anything that keeps my blood sugars down!
I have looked a kale a few times in the store and keep hearing about how great it is. I guess I just don't know what to do with it or how to cook it, so it scares me off.
So if anyone has any great recipes I'll give it a try!

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Old 11-21-2012, 22:48   #8
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I like kale well enough in recipes, but when I tried kale chips, I wasn't impressed. But just today our kids were touting kale chips which our daughter makes, so maybe I should try again. Prob'ly we're spoiled with optimist crackers & cheese crisps, y'think?!

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I love kale! In addition to eating it hot sauteed, I also like to slice it very thinly (it can be tough if you don't) and eat as a salad w/ oil/vinegar and lightly toasted pine nuts.

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That sounds nice, will give that a try for a Xmas salad!!

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