Here I am trying to keep my New Year's Resolution and try some new foods. Kale. Its green, it looks like lettuce, and it seems like all the celebrities are using it. I've never bought it though. And its one of the "superfoods" my pregnancy books recommends eating for babies. I like lettuce and spinach so why has it taken me so long to try kale? All the celebrities seem to be eating kale chips nowadays so I decided to give this "miracle" food a whirl.
Baked Kale Chips
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
1 bunch of kale
1 Tbl. olive oil (careful with the oil, you don't want them dripping!)
1 tsp. salt (careful with the salt!)
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. ***I didn't have parchment paper so I just coated the sheet with cooking spray. With a knife or shears remove leaves from thick stems and tear into bit size pieces. (Kids can get involved here!) Wash kale thoroughly and dry. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Bake until the edges are brown but not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes. ***Really watch this!! It only took mine about 8 min.
|notice, mine got a bit dark.. I left them in for 10 min and it was too long!|
They are supposed to be a healthy alternative to chips. I can see that. One bunch of kale really isn't enough though. I would make two bunches for a family size portion. I think these would be great as an appetizer paired with other "superbowl" type food. They are super easy to make and fun. My husband and I decided its sort of the same concept as green ketchup. Still tastes the same but there is just something different about it. Either you like it or you don't. They are worth trying!
Happy Healthy Eating!
recipe by allrecipes.com
Labels: 2012 resolution, recipe, recipe box