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{let’s make some…} Crispy Kale Chips

Posted on April 2,2012 by Jennifer

We love kale chips at my house. Really. Even my little Emma will munch away happily on this tasty snack. I love it because not only is Kale a SuperFood (meaning it packs a wallop of vitamins, minerals and other goodies for healthy bodies!) but it is also E-A-S-Y to whip up! Check out my recipe for Crispy Kale Chips in minutes:

{Ingredients}
Kale (I use the curly leaf kind)
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

- 1 – Preheat oven to 375. Drizzle a little olive oil on a cookie sheet, set aside.

- 2 – Wash your kale and shake (or spin in a salad spinner) to get most of the moisture off. I don’t go crazy with drying, I just try to get rid of most of the water droplets. Next, chop off the thick ends of the stem and coarsely chop the kale into bite size pieces. Some recipes will encourage you to take the entire stalk out – I happen to like the flavor of the stalk so I leave mine in but feel free to cut it out if you’d like… it also might be a bit of laziness on my part as it’s less work to just leave the stem. (ha!)

- 3 – Spread the kale on your prepared cookie sheet and spray leaves lightly with olive oil. (Tip: I like to spray my olive oil on the leaves – drizzling can make it a bit too oily in my opinion) bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Flip your pieces over midway through cooking to toast them evenly.

- Tip - Try to stay near the oven, I got distracted for a moment and you can see that mine browned up a bit more than I had hoped. Fortunately they still taste delish!

- Dress it Up -
You can also add toppings to the kale before putting it in the oven to make it extra special & tasty! Here are some ideas to get you started: • shredded parmesan • red pepper flakes • sesame seeds • soy sauce • garlic salt

Have ideas for other yummy toppings or tips on great kale chips? I’d love to know – please leave a comment!

Behind the scenes note:  I shot these photos with my new 35mm Nikon camera lens with the aperture set at 1.8 and I love how light the photos are! I’m working hard to improve my photography to make it even more fun for you to hang out on the blog with me. Have photo tips you’d love to share? I’m all ears!

I also want to give a quick shout out to Katrina at Pugly Pixel for the great templates I used here, making it so easy to pull together a lovely blog post even with a 13 month old crawling all around my feet!

Happy Munching!

Jennifer

 

 

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