If you are trying to change your eating habits but love chips, then try baking your kale. Sometimes I crave crunchy food. Like french fries and those Kettle salt and vinegar chips. So good, right? Well I still want the crunch factor in my life but I don’t want to derail all the healthy eating I’ve been doing. So next up involves me experimenting with my oven and what I put in it.
First in this experiment is Kale. I usually buy Kaia Kale Chips at Whole Foods, but at $5.99 a pop for a small bag, it’s not really an ideal situation. That’s why kale chips are first on my list to conquer. Carrie would be proud. Even though my conquering is on a much smaller scale, it helps to put things perspective. I don’t really cook so if my oven is on, that’s considered conquering to me.
Ready? All you need are three simple ingredients, let’s do this.
Kale Chips with Sea Salt and Olive Oil
1 bunch of Kale
1/2 tsp Sea Salt to taste
1 tsp Olive Oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Rinse and dry the kale
3. Cut away the kale from the leaf ribs into big pieces
4. In a bowl drizzle the olive oil and distribute it throughout the kale.
NOTE: Do not use a lot of oil, your chips will come out too oily and basically ruined. Not good. So if your unsure always go with less.
5. Sprinkle sea salt on the kale. If you like a lot of salt, add more after you baked them. Remember less is more when it comes to kale.
6. Arrange kale on a baking sheet in a single layer as much as possible. I put foil on the baking sheet for easy clean up
7. Bake for 25-35 minutes until crisp. The kale will shrink big time, but that’s ok that means it’s working.
Enjoy your kale chips, and stay tuned because next up are sweet potato fries. Oh how I love fries. But fast food is just not an option these days.
Photo credit: Seeking Abundance