This post is for my sister. She has been telling me that this blog is killing her because it is full of tempting pictures of “things I can’t eat”. So I’m bringing out the big guns. This is a simple, nutritious snack that we love, though my coworkers have shot me a few odd looks while I’m munching on a handful of this green, crispy snack.
How good for you it it? Just go to your local grocery store and look on the back of the bag. Kale is high in vitamins A, B6, and C; fiber; manganese; calcium; copper; and potassium. It also is packed with important phytochemicals, beta-carotene, lutein, and carotenoids that may help fight certain cancers and protect vision. And antioxidants? Yes, it has those too.
baked kale chips
kale (we get it by the bag at our local grocery store so it’s pre-cut)
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Rinse and dry the kale, then remove the stems and tough center ribs. Cut into large pieces if not pre-cut.
- Place the pieces in a large bowl and toss with just enough olive oil to coat it. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
- Arrange leaves in a single layer on a large baking sheet (line with parchment for easy clean up). Depending on the amount of kale you use, you may need to use 2 baking sheets.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp. Place baking sheet on a rack to cool.