Baked Kale Chips


Prep Time

10 minutes

Prep Notes

These are best right after they are cooked.  They get soggy after a day or so. 

It's a great way to introduce kale into your families diet.  Kids especially like them!

Cooking Time

10 mintues

Yields

Varies

Ingredients

1 bunch of Kale (wash and spin dry), use Lacinato Kale if available

1 T. grape seed or olive oil

1/4 tsp of sea salt or less (can use Herbamare)

(Can add other seasonings like cumin or cayenne)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Line a non-insulated cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper.

With the kitchen shears, carefully remove the leaves of the kale from the fibrous stem, or stem them by hand and tear them into bite size pieces.  Make sure it is very dry.  Arrange on the cookie sheet but do not crowd them.   You may need to do them in a few batches. Drizzle olive oil (or put the oil in a spritzer and spray on).  Mix with clean hands to evenly distribute oil and seasonings but do not salt until after baking. 

Bake 8-10 minutes turning at least once with a tongs.  Watch carefully after 5 minutes. Edges will be light brown.  After removing from the oven, sprinkle with sea salt.  If you salt before baking, they may not get crispy.

Notes

Kale is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.  Finding ways to add kale or other leafy greens into your daily diet will reap health benefits down the road.

You are investing in your health with every meal you eat!  Invest wisely for best returns!!

Credit

Prairie Health Companion