Inspiration for my recipes comes in very different ways. The other week I was buying my grocery at Trader Joe’s and I stopped in front of the frozen area and I saw the frozen “kale and spinach bites”. As I always do when a new food appeals to me at the grocery store, I read the ingredients list and the nutritional value chart 🙂 I have to admit that the ingredients used were all good and on the healthy side and the amount of sodium was not crazy high. Still, I like to prepare everything from scratch for my family so that I can control 100% the ingredients and the level of salt/sugar used.
That’s how I ended up recreating a homemade version of their “kale and spinach bites”. The result was impressive. The kids loved them, and that’s why I decided to share with you the recipe 🙂
I love them because they’re baked not fried, loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and K, plus I’m giving my family a healthy appetizer.
This is a perfect recipe to freeze. Simply prepare the balls and freeze them before baking. When needed, just place them on a baking sheet, drizzle some Extra Virgin Oil of Olive on top and bake. Ready in 15 minutes!!!