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  • Dr. Sandra Chiu

Snacks for your Eyes

Hungry? Try this easy-to-make snack packed with eye-healthy lutein and zeaxanthin! Eating lots of green leafy vegetables can help slow the progression of macular degeneration.

Recipe: Salt-and-Pepper Kale Chips


  • 6 cups of trimmed kale leaves (about 5 oz/150 g)

  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper

Cooking instructions:

Preheat the oven to 250°F(125°C). Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove ribs from kale leaves and chop them into bite-size pieces. Place kale in a large bowl, drizzle with oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Using your hands, lightly massage kale to coat evenly with oil. Spread kale in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. Bake in a preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until crisp.

Dr. Chiu takes an integrated approach when providing eye care services. She considers your physical, environmental, or emotional wellbeing — all of which can play an important role in eye health. To book an appointment, call (519) 832-5000 or visit

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