Posted by Tara on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Did you know kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat? If you are not accustomed to eating kale, you may find the taste a bit over powering at first. Cooking pieces of kale in the oven for a few minutes with a little oil, salt, and some creative flavorings is one way I have learned to eat these healthy greens. Kale chips are easy to prepare. Here’s how:
- 1 head kale – washed, dried, and stems removed
- 2 Tablespoons Grape seed Oil or spray kale pieces with Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil (worked great, tastes yummy)
- sea salt
- optional flavorings:
- Parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoning
- Chili Powder and Garlic Powder
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Prepare kale and cut into 2 inch by 2 inch pieces. Place kale pieces in a large bowl and lightly toss with grape seed oil or spray kale pieces with Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil. Arrange kale pieces on a couple of cookie sheets, trying not to overlap them. Then sprinkle kale with salt, and any variety of seasoning you prefer. Bake kale for 10 minutes at 275, turn pieces over, then cook for 10 more minutes.
I tried a combination of chili and garlic powders and salt on one batch. My favorite chips were sprinkled with salt, Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Powder, and a little Italian Seasoning.
These did not last long enough for me to do a length of freshness test. If I had any leftovers I would certainly store them in an air tight container.
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