Monday, December 5, 2011

Kale Chips

Yes people....I said Kale wait don't run away! Step away from the mouse! I was sceptical too when my college kids came home with these mystical tales of students inhaling these 'chips' by the bowl-full.  I was highly suspcious of this amazing tale. I mean really...honestly...were they kidding?   So I decided to try this dish..the only problem being that our small town grocery store did not carry any Kale!!  Then, yesterday, I found a bag of 'Kale salad'...and thought...why not?  The kale was already cut into small pieces and tiny bits of carrot and red cabbage were mixed in...but hey, it was 90% kale so I decided to give it a go.
I made this for a movie day with our good friends...and the kids (and adults) really did LOVE it.  How bizarre.
So don't be scared...just try it...if you or the kids like it, it is sooooooooooooo much better for you then bagged potato chips.

Kale Chips

kale leaves - whole or in large pieces (washed and trimmed of stems and large veins)
1 tbl olive oil
1/4 tea garlic powder
sea salt

yup....that is it.
preheat oven to 300.
toss leaves with the oil. Spread out in single layer on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes or so until very crunchy.  Immediately sprinkle with seasonings to taste. Cool and serve.  Thats it!
Now don't be scared...go forth and enjoy this yummy crunchy HEALTHY snack.  You can even break these chips up and sprinkle over a salad or pizza...or crush and sprinkle on your popcorn!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Kelly. One of my downfalls is salty crunchiness and this recipe should help make that craving a bit healthier...VK


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