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    Is it possible to eat too much Kale in a given day? I think I have an unhealthy addiction to Kale chips...

    Once crispy they are probably pretty carb dense eh?

  • #2
    As long as you're not getting physically ill, I wouldn't worry too much about it. The cooking pretty thoroughly takes care of the oxalates. What (if any) fat did you use while cooking them?

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    • #3
      The wife and I kill a head each when they come out of the dehydrator. I'm diabetic and only take 1 unit of insulin to cover them. Don't worry about it.
      Brad

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      • #4
        The only thing about lots of kale for me is that it can really speed up the plumbing, if you know what I mean! But I love kale chips too -- helps satisfy the salty-crunchy cravings I get now & then.

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        • #5
          I used EVOO and sea salt. Well and I put half on a try I cooked bacon on earlier so bacon grease also.

          I think Kale chips would be great with sesame seeds on top too. I think I may need to make another batch to test this theory.

          I'm not really *concerned* persay, but I do want to stay in ketosis, will this kill those dreams? (off to pee on a ketostix to find out)

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          • #6
            if you are making them yourself, i would not worry about it. also, if you are worried about the carb content in kale, you really need to take a step back and grab some perspective. and i am not saying this to be mean or snarky, but come on, it's kale.

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            • #7
              How long and what temp to you bake them at?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by batty View Post
                if you are making them yourself, i would not worry about it. also, if you are worried about the carb content in kale, you really need to take a step back and grab some perspective. and i am not saying this to be mean or snarky, but come on, it's kale.

                eat up!
                Nah, I get it. I am being a tongue in cheek with this thread. I'm sure I won't continue at this pace of eating kale long term. But killing a few heads of it a day seems a little excessive. :P

                I bake at 250ish with the door open for 30+ minutes until they are light and crispy.

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                • #9
                  Yes, you can overdo it. Kale is goitrogenic. When I was eating from a giant CSA, it was overrun with kale and I ate it everyday, and, along with other contributers with my raw vegan diet, I quickly developed underactive thyroid. (Which was as quickly fixed by fixing the diet.)

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                  • #10
                    Goitrogenic veggies are OK for your thyroid as long as they are cooked.

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                    • #11
                      On the un-scientific front, too much kale could turn your poo green.
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                      • #12
                        I didn't think there was such a thing as too much kale.
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                        • #13
                          how do you make kale chips???
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                          • #14
                            My concern with too much kale is that making kale chips is not really cooking it that much. Traditionally, you cook greens a good long time, and they're very, very cooked, but I"ve made kale chips (and LOVED them!) and they're not really all that cooked.

                            My general feeling is to eat things the way they were traditionally made, and maybe the wisdom behind that in this instance is the goitrogenic and oxalate concerns, IDK. I do think there is a legitimate question about whether eating kale chips in excess could have potentially unforeseen consequences.
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                            • #15
                              Feel ridiculous bumping this, but still curious if there's any more insight out there!

                              It's not every single day, but a bunch or two of kale chips a couple of times a week - problematic?

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