I'm sure a lot of you have heard about these kale chips and how wonderful they are. I was very skeptical. Seriously, how could a baked greeeennn veggie be any comparison to a potato chip? I figured it was a ploy from mom's around the world to trick their kids into eating their veggies by telling them they are chips. My mom did that once with tofu. She breaded it and told us it was chicken fingers. We were forever scarred.
But I figured, what the heck. I'm trying to eat clean, get rid of all the junk, and find new alternatives. Kale is cheap enough that if I made it, hated it, I could throw it out and go back to munching on my 'tato chips late at night.
Let me tell you though, I made these kale chips, and they are outstanding!! As I type this I am munching on the exact bowl of chips you see in the photo down below :)
When you go to cook these be warned that it will stink up your house. They do not smell good while being cooked but have relatively no scent once they're finished. But if you're trying to get your husband or child to eat them, don't let them be around when you cook them since they will be repulsed immediately by the stench.
1 Bag 'O Kale / This recipe uses about 6 cups and bakes down to about 3
1 Tsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Seasoning
(I used sea salt)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees
Rinse off the kale and set on a paper towel to pat dry
Tear into bite sized pieces. They will shrink about half the size when cooking so take that into account
Rip off and discard the thick stem. They are bitter when you cook them and will taste nasty. So just chuck them
Place kale in either a plastic bag or a bowl
Add olive oil and seasoning.
Shake bag/mix in bowl
Spread evenly on a baking sheet
Cook in oven for 45 minutes - turning halfway through
***Do not add too much seasoning. I ruined my first batch thinking I could just dump a bunch of salt and call it good. I had to throw it out. When I say a TSP of seasoning I truly mean it!***
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Portion = 1G
There is about 1/3 tsb of evoo/seasoning in one portion - so I did not count