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Kale Chips Recipe

Kale has an abundance of health benefits.


Kale, an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, is quickly becoming an American staple. A member of the cabbage family, kale can be added to pastas, salads, stir-fries, soups, and stews. It can also be steamed, sautéed, or baked.



For a healthy, delicious snack, drizzle washed and dried kale leaves (stems removed) with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake on a cookie sheet in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, or until crispy.

It is not just good for you, but kale can also be super yummy! There are many ways that you can prepare kale: sauté, raw and even bake!


There are just three simple steps you have to take to get a tasty and crispy treat:


  1. wash your kale

  2. drizzle kale with olive oil and add salt

  3. take out of the oven and enjoy!


This is a great alternative to you chip lovers out there! Gives you that crunchy satisifcation without the extra guilt. you know exactly how it was made, it it takes less than 30 minutes! How can you not have this on your list of healthy go-to snacks?!



Kale chips are a healthy and delicious snack that you can easily make at home. Here's a simple recipe for making kale chips:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of fresh kale (about 6-8 large leaves)

  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Optional seasonings: garlic powder, paprika, nutritional yeast, or any other seasonings you prefer

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Use the "bake" setting, not "broil," as a lower temperature helps prevent burning.

  2. Prepare the Kale:

    • Wash the kale leaves thoroughly and dry them completely. You can use a salad spinner or pat them dry with paper towels. It's crucial to remove as much moisture as possible to ensure crispy chips.


  1. Remove the Stems: Hold each kale leaf by the stem and use your other hand to strip the leafy part away from the stem. Discard the stems or save them for other recipes.

  2. Tear or Cut into Pieces: Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces or cut them with a knife. Keep in mind that they will shrink when baked, so don't make them too small.

  3. Massage with Oil:

    • Place the torn kale leaves in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the kale, and then use your hands to massage the oil into the leaves. Make sure each piece is lightly coated with oil.


  1. Season the Kale:

    • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings you like over the kale. Toss the kale in the bowl to ensure the seasonings are evenly distributed.


  1. Arrange on Baking Sheets:

    • Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Spread the seasoned kale leaves in a single layer on the baking sheets. Do not overcrowd the leaves, as this can prevent them from crisping up.


  1. Bake in the Oven:

    • Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Check the kale after 10 minutes to ensure it doesn't burn. The chips are done when they are crispy but not browned.


  1. Cool and Enjoy:

    • Remove the kale chips from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes. They will become even crispier as they cool down. Enjoy your homemade kale chips as a healthy snack!


  1. Storage: If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container to maintain their crispiness. They are best enjoyed soon after making them.

Feel free to experiment with different seasonings and spices to create your favorite flavor combinations for kale chips. They make a nutritious and satisfying alternative to traditional potato chips.

Final thoughts:

Have you ever tried kale chips? What other ways do you season yours? We'd love to hear.



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