In this world of crazy processed food and bizarre snacks that claim to be natural and made from pure ingredients when some say they’re not even really food, baked kale chips are a healthy, simple homemade alternative when you just need a little something to snack on. Warning: this snack is so tasty the aforementioned “little” may turn into “a lot”…and we will not be held responsible.
Having been written about quite a bit, not only for vegetarians but also for their link to cancer prevention and high levels of body-loving nutrients, kale (as both a regularly consumed fresh or steamed coniferous vegetable, and baked as a chip) is most loved by us here at Willowtree not only for those reasons relating to health but also because this snack is suitable for you, our food sensitivity friends whom we aim to please.
Plus, if you’ve got any gardening space, plant some kale and watch the magic happen; all the kale Jackie has ever grown has been insanely productive and super easy to grow.
Makes: one crispy bowl full
Cook Time: 15 minutes max!
1 bunch kale
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Malden Salt
Preheat oven to 375°.
Wash kale, and tear from stems into bite size pieces. Place in salad spinner to dry, or dry with a tea towel – either way, the kale must be bone dry.
Place kale in a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over and toss to coat.
Arrange kale on parchment paper covered baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until kale edges turn brown. Be very cautious not to overcook, as this leaves the kale chips tasting bitter.
Healthy snacking awaits!
3 Responses to Kale Chips
mmmmm – love kale chips!! I’ve always grown kale, which is funny because the hubby doesn’t like it (a texture thing I think). But I’ve moved him onto kale chips & can barely keep him satisfied with one batch!
I hide it in my salads too… 😉
Hey Michelle, your comment cracked me up! I sometimes have to hide Kale in yummy things for my hubby too! Last night actually, I steamed broccolini, spinach and kale with a touch of chili flakes and salt and pepper…my man thought it was the best thing ever:) I just learned that you have to steam kale to get the iron out of it. Learn something new every day! ~j&t