Kale Chips are easy to make and to modify to create your own unique flavor.
The next time you’re craving a crunchy, delicious treat, pass on the potato chips and choose nutritious Kale Chips instead. Besides tasting delicious, these snacks are loaded with calcium and iron.
1 bunch kale (any variety)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 dash kosher salt
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse kale and dry very well. Remove kale stems and tear into bite-sized pieces. Toss kale pieces in a bowl with olive oil.
Spread out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp. Place baking sheet on a rack to cool.
Notes: Other possible toppings: shredded Parmesan cheese, sprinkle of nutritional yeast, pinch of cayenne pepper and squeeze of lime juice, sprinkle with tamari ... endless possibilities!
Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Recipe from Charlotte Watts, MS, Bastyr University Dietetic Intern, 2012.