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Healthy Choices @ Tower Cafe

I enjoyed some time at the historic Tower Cafe located at 15th & Broadway in the heart of Sacramento ~ always a great place to go on such a beautiful day like today (Tower has an amazing outdoor eating area with plants, flowers, and a huge nearby water fountain)!

We found several healthy and vegetarian options: Nicaraguan Black Bean Soup and Tecoluca Salad (Pinto, white, and black beans marinated in a smoked chipotle & orange vinaigrette then tossed in salad greens with corn tortillas, cilantro, onion, tomato, avocado and wedge of lime). Other great lunch items include their Earth Burger, East African Veggie Burger, and Roasted Garden Vegetable Sandwich (see more here).

We also toasted to Tower’s yummy Mimosa’s in celebration of each others joyful manifestations and bliss. Cheers!

 

Healthy Chips: Baked Kale ~ Yum!

(Excerpted from Gluten-Free Girl Site)

Healthy_Chips_Kale_ResizeRecipe & Instructions for Baked Kale Chips:

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
• 3 large handfuls lacinato kale, torn into shreds
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine salt, smoked paprika, and garlic in a small bowl.

Wash and rinse kale leaves and then put them in a salad spinner to dry. After removing from the spinner, dry kale even more with paper towels (leaves should be bone dry). Put kale in a large bowl, drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and massage the leaves.

Arrange the soon-to-be kale chips onto a baking sheet lined with foil, slide into the oven, and bake until leaves are crisp to the touch, but still a dark green (when they turn brown, they turn bitter). Check at the 12-minute mark, to be sure. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the garlic smoked paprika salt.

Let them cool a bit. Eat. Enjoy.

 

 
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