Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crispy Garlic Kale Chips

My mom introduced to me to kale chips after I mentioned how picky I am with veggies.  I'm not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to try these kale chips.  To me, a chip comes in a bag and has all kinds of unhealthy things that makes it delish and oh so bad for my waistline.  I wasn't sure that I would like kale chips, but I figured I would give it a try.  I rinsed and broke my kale up into small, bite-sized pieces.  Then baked them with a little garlic salt.  I was surprised how crispy these little veggie leaves got!  I was addicted after my first bite.  They almost dissolve in your mouth, and they taste (to me) like a garlic broccoli.  I like broccoli, so that made the kale chips a win in my book.  I ended up eating the whole batch, and the best part is, it was all GUILT FREE.  I love it when I can shove my mouth full of food and feel healthier than I did before I ate. 

Want to make some kale chips for yourself?  Here is what to do:

  1. Rinse your kale under water and cut off any thick veins or stems.
  2. Break the kale into bigger bite-sized pieces.  (They will shrink up a bit in the oven.)
  3. Spread out kale pieces onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Optional: Spray lightly with butter spray or coconut oil spray.  This gives the garlic salt something to stick to.  I have tried it without spraying the kale, and it still is good but the salt falls off easily. (When doing FMD I don't use spray.)
  5. Sprinkle garlic salt (or other seasoning) lightly onto kale.  Don't put too me.
  6. Bake in the oven at 250 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until kale is crispy to touch.  I like mine really crispy, so I leave it in the oven for a while.  Just don't leave them too long, or the edges will burn.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
See, isn't that easy peasy?!  If you try kale chips yourself, let me know what other seasoning flavors are yummy.  I like my kale chips as a snack on the go, or with dinner for an extra crunch (pictured below with some Franks grilled chicken).

1 comment:

  1. I made these for the first time with "regular" kale, but the second time with lacinato (dinosaur) kale which was a kale fail, LOL.


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