It’s always hard to stay on track when a craving for junk food comes along. Cookies, chocolate, and chips are all an easy option when you feel like giving in to your urges and munching on the bad stuff. Fear not! In less than an hour, you can make yourself healthy, crispy, broccoli chips that will curb your cravings and fill your body with broccoli goodness!
It is common knowledge that broccoli is super healthy for you. Researchers are studying the anti-cancer properties in broccoli and have come to some interesting conclusions. One study at John Hopkins School of Medicine looked at the effects of broccoli on stomach infections and tumors and found that broccoli has been found to outperform antibiotics! There was another study that showed broccoli actually helps clear damaged lungs.
- Lowers cholesterol
- Detoxifies the body
- Helps store Vitamin D; and,
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory
- Powerful antioxidant
- Protects body from free radicals
- Improves bone health
- Improves digestion
- Protects from chronic disease
Broccoli is also filled with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and lots of fiber.
Broccoli is definitely an important part of a healthy diet, but keeping it exciting can be challenging. This amazing broccoli chips recipe will have you craving the good stuff. (Tip: try to keep broccoli in your vegetable crisper, unwashed in a perforated bag, and try to use within a few days)
Broccoli Chips Recipe
Prep Time – 5 minutes
Cook Time – 25 minutes
Total Time – 30 minutes
Serving Size – 2-3
- 1 head broccoli, washed and completely dried
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450℉ (230℃)
- Cut broccoli into florets and place in a large bowl
- Drizzle olive oil over broccoli and add salt and pepper and toss
- Transfer broccoli onto a large rimmed baking sheet ensuring the broccoli is one flat layer
- Bake for at least 25 minutes or until the broccoli is crispy and crunchy, but not burnt
Tip: This may take some trial and error to reach desired level of crunch. Oven temperatures can vary, and humidity levels can affect the results. Watch your broccoli carefully!