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My new favourite snack!


Hi all, I hope you’re enjoying May. So much to see on QVC! Jewellery Month has had so much to offer and it’s far from over. Look out for the likes of Andrea McLean for Diamonique, Azuni London and Clogau during Monday’s Got To Have It event where everything on air that day will be at special event pricing. Almost like a day full of Today’s Special Value offers! Yippee!

So many people ask me about my weight loss with The Body Rescue Plan by Christianne Wolff. It’s almost been a year and I’ve stuck to it really well. I had a few wobbly ‘off the wagon’ periods during the height of my building project, mainly due to lack of time to prepare foods, which meant grabbing quick on-the-go sandwiches or fast food.

The good news is I didn’t throw in the towel like I have on previous ‘diets’. I am much more in tune with my body now and recognised how much worse I felt when I wasn’t following the healthy plan. As a result I’ve been detoxing for the past week or two and feel so much better! I’ve also lost nearly a stone again which puts me back around the nine and a half stone mark where I was happiest and healthiest. I’m not starving by the way. At all!

Whether you’ve bought Christianne’s book and are following the plan already or if you just love crispy snacks I hope you’ll enjoy this very easy to make and very good for you one. It’s a variation on the kale crisps from the book.


Catherine’s Coconut Chilli Curly Kale Crisps


  • 1 large bag of curly kale
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes

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(These are all rough measurements; you can adapt your own to suit your taste once you get a feel for them. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of ground peanuts for a different flavour.)


  • Preheat oven to 90 degrees centigrade, yes I know it’s low but this helps to keep more nutrients in the superfood we are preparing
  • Take a large roasting tin. I use one of those big turkey roasting type ones as it has high sides so I can mix the other ingredients in it without dirtying a separate container! Lazy me
  • Put the coconut oil, kale and chilli flakes in and place in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. This allows the coconut oil to melt (if the weather is hot it may already be melted but that’s fine, too)
  • Remove from oven and stir the ingredients gently to coat the kale leaves with the coconut oil and chilli
  • Place back in the oven for 2 to 2 and a half hours ensuring to check on them every half hour or so. Just give them a gentle shake and stir so that they all start to crisp
  • They will dehydrate gently and get quite a smaller. This is normal and also why I use so much kale. If you only put a little in you’ll be surprised at how little you end up with!
  • Finally, remove from the oven and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container. If you don’t allow it to fully cool you’ll get soggy bits and no one wants that, do they?

The crisps break very easily so do store them in a rigid container as opposed to a bag. I’m using one from Lock & Lock.

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They won’t be to everyone’s taste. I took a long while to get used to the taste of kale in smoothies but I think the crisps are less ‘earthy’ in flavour. I really do hope you like them.

Feel free to send your recipe ideas and experiences with The Body Rescue Plan to me in the comment box below. I always love hearing from you.

Nearly forgot! One final word of warning… if you become as addicted as I am to curly kale your body may take a little, ahem, ‘adjusting’ to this new food, haha! I’m staying with friends and woke to find that the young 10-year-old lady of the house had created some warning labels for my bedroom door! Heehee! Healthy comes at a price but it’s worth it and you soon do grow accustomed to the new foods and their possible effects!! :-)

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Chat soon!

Love Catherine x


  1. Clare May 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    HI Catherine
    I may try your recipe, many thanks, btw. Is it ok to use a different oil, say rape or olive oil? This would save me having to go & buy the coconut oil. I did wonder perhaps if coconut was specified because it was something to do with the melting point? I do hope you can help here?
    Many thanks, in advance, Clare

  2. Dee May 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    lol, hats off to you Catherine, you didn’t have to tell us that!!!!

  3. Rick May 22, 2015 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    Yep, we’re going to try this, heaven help everyone in the household for any side effects should they happen

  4. Pauline May 24, 2015 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, it’s great to here about your success with the The Body Rescue Plan, and I admire you for talking about your own weight so openly, I also think it great that you have added ” where I was happiest and healthiest” when taking about your present weight, obviously a very important point to make these days with all the pressure about weight and dress size placed on women today.
    Is it too indiscreet of me to ask you if your present happiest and healthiest weight is a little more than it once was when you first joined QVC? as you looked a size 6 to me back then.
    Keep up the good work , ad all the best… Pauline

  5. Rebecca May 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    These sounds yummy Catherine, will definitely give them a whirl! Thank you for sharing this and your experience with us all :-) x

  6. Catherine Huntley June 10, 2015 at 8:41 am -  Reply

    Hi Clare,

    Thanks for writing in. Apologies for the delay in replying. Yes, other oils are fine. Olive oil is great, in particular. For me, I prefer coconut oil as I love the taste but it’s also unique in that it doesn’t lose so many nutrients as it heats up. It’s a really good for you food so I use it all the time.

    Good luck with yours, let me know how you get on.

    Love Catherine x

  7. Catherine Huntley June 10, 2015 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    Hi Dee,

    Ha ha, what can I say? I have a ten year old’s sense of humour. Stuff like that makes me laugh :-)

    Hope you’re keeping well,

    Love Catherine x

  8. Catherine Huntley June 10, 2015 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Rick,

    Hope you got on ok and any side effects were short lived, hee hee!

    Love Catherine x

  9. Catherine Huntley June 10, 2015 at 8:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Pauline,

    Thanks for your message and kind words. I don’t mind you asking about my weight at all.

    I would say I was way too thin and, definitely, way too unhealthy when I first joined QVC. You’re right, I was a size 6 at one stage. I looked like a lollipop! I have always struggled with my relationship with food and, at that point, I could only see flaws no matter how much weight I lost. I just kept obsessing. One of the best things I ever did was the Paul McKenna system. It really helped me to eat food slowly and enjoy myself as I was. Obviously, like anything, if you stop consciously practising then it goes again. The one thing Paul always said was that his plan was not about nutrition whatsoever. That’s where Christianne’s plan changed everything for me. I am so much healthier now I am getting real nutrition and understanding better what in eating and why.

    I’ll probably always have ups and downs with food but if I can stay on top of things and be healthy at least 80 percent of the time I think I’m doing good.

    Oooh, I’ve gone on a bit there!

    Well, take care and chat soon,

    Love Catherine x

  10. Catherine Huntley June 10, 2015 at 8:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for writing in. Hope you enjoy them!

    Love Catherine x

  11. joan houckham August 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

    hello catherine
    I too admire you for sharing your weight problems with us all, as a great deal of ladies have the same issues, and its really good to know a ‘celebrity’ such as yourself is willing to help others, because by sharing your experiences, that is exactly what You are doing, and I for one, am so grateful. I do not know anything about the body rescue plan, could you please point me in the right direction!
    I have been looking for a nutritional snack for ages now, and so will definatley try your kale recipe, and let you know how i get on. x

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