Baked Kale Chips

What’s a delicious and surprisingly healthy snack you ask?  Why Kale Chips of course!  I know what you’re all thinking.. “ewwwww kale, healthy, gross”… NO!  I thought the exact same thing the first time my roommate introduced me to this recipe, but boy it sure is easy and scrumptious.  The best part about this recipe, besides the obvious fact that it is yummy in the tummy, is that it leaves you feeling great.  Although we all love those greasy, fried potato chips, these kale chips are a wonderful substitute that leave you equally satisfied.

Alright, so I started out by grabbing a 16 oz. bag of chopped kale for only $2.88 at Walmart.  See, I told you my recipes were going to be easy and affordable.  The only other ingredients you will need for this recipe are olive oil and salt.

Ingredients:

  • Chopped kale (amount is determined by how hungry you are, but I always prefer the BIG bag)
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt

Directions:

First, you’re going to want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Now depending on how much kale you purchased, grab either one or two cookie/baking sheets.  Evenly distribute the kale on the baking sheets, tearing apart the large pieces.  Drizzle the olive oil over the kale until evenly coated.  Using your hands or a kitchen utensil (such as tongs), toss the kale in the olive oil to ensure that each piece is covered.  Next, liberally sprinkle salt over the kale (the more the better!).  Once seasoned, pop the pans in the oven.

Online, many recipes will recommend that you bake the kale for up to 45 minutes; however, my ancient oven cooks in record time so it only takes about 15 minutes.  What I’m trying to say, is to make sure you keep an eye on these delicious greens to ensure that they don’t burn on you (it’s easier than you think).  I recommend tossing them around every 5 minutes or so.  As soon as they start to wilt down and crisp up, they are 100% ready for you to enjoy.  Throw these guys in a bowl or eat them right off the pan, either way they are fantastic and you won’t be able to stop eating… but don’t worry, they’re very good for you.

I hope you enjoy this quick, easy, and affordable recipe.  I’ve got a bowl of kale chips right next to me that I cannot wait to dive into!

 

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