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:
- Rinse your kale under water and cut off any thick veins or stems.
- Break the kale into bigger bite-sized pieces. (They will shrink up a bit in the oven.)
- Spread out kale pieces onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- 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.)
- Sprinkle garlic salt (or other seasoning) lightly onto kale. Don't put too much..trust me.
- 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.
- Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!