Baked Kale Chips

Daughter found this recipe on one of our favourite food blogs, smittenkitchen.com. I also saw Gwyneth Paltrow prepare it on a talk show. I hope that you (yes, you!) give this recipe a try. There are times when a person gets a really strong craving for something crunchy and salty. Well, that happens to me almost everyday. But I don’t really want to grab a bag of potato chips every time the craving hits. So I’m really glad that we discovered this.

All you need is kale, olive oil and salt. To make things interesting, my daughter sometimes makes 2 batches, one with salt and another batch with different seasoning. She has tried salt with paprika and has also substituted salt with Greek seasoning.

If you’re not familiar with kale, Google it right now and learn of its many health benefits e.g. cancer prevention, detoxification, excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, B6 and manganese and a good source of dietary fiber and minerals, among others.

Get a bunch or two of kale. I understand it comes in curly and non-curly leaves. Heat up your oven to 300°F.

Tear off the leaves from the center rib and stem.

Rinse them with cold water and spin to dry. If you don’t have a salad spinner, dab them dry with paper towels.

Lay the leaves on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt or any preferred seasoning. Go easy on the salt. Remember, this is a healthy snack :)

Toss and bake for about 20-25 min until crisp.

I promise you will love them!