I discovered these absolutely fantastic chips a couple of years ago. They were much better than I could have ever imagined! These are the easiest snacks that I have ever made and they definitely hit the right spot – ladies: you know exactly what I mean. It’s that time of the month and you’re running around your kitchen with the munchies – something to keep your mouth busy that also tastes good, but does not stamp on your healthy food kick that you have been doing so well with (I know, not too much to ask for right?!). You open every cupboard to try and find something that will ‘hit that spot’. This is it – trust me.
1 bunch curly kale
1/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt
2 tsp olive oil
Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. Wash and remove the leaves from the stems. Tear the leaves into chip size pieces (no bigger than 2 inches x 2 inches). This is easily done with your hands and would be a great activity to do with kids. If you have never smelled fresh kale you will be amazed at how inviting it smells!
Make sure the kale fairly is dry (this makes for crispy chips). I need to use two baking trays so I split my kale in half. I put half in a mixing bowl and mixed in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Then i put the kale on one baking sheet. Try and create a single layer (layered sections will not be as crispy). Sprinkle half of your Himalayan sea salt over the kale on the baking sheet. For me this was more than enough salt (especially because this sea salt has a powerful taste), but you can adjust according to your taste. Repeat this with the second half of your kale.
Place the baking sheets in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes (or until you notice the edges get brown/crispy) and you’re done!
The best thing about kale chips is that you can make them different every time. The possibilities are endless – I make mine salty, but there are recipes out there for spicy, cheesy, lemony, or with garlic…you will only be limited by your imagination.
Not only do kale chips taste really good, but they have some fantastic nutrients and health benefits. I’m off to have a few more right now!