If you haven’t jumped on the kale bandwagon…you better hurry up! It’s just a matter of time before a new, more trendy superfood takes over.
Of course you already know that kale is an incredibly healthy green. It is a sturdy leaf and I am not a huge fan of the texture when it is raw. However, if you roast it in the oven you can make “chips” that are a yummy way to gain all of the health benefits without feeling like you are really eating vegetables. Besides being quick and simple, this is a naturally gluten free snack so you can avoid more processed options. I know that there are a million recipes out there for kale chips, but this is my attempt to encourage you to try them.
Pull the leafy part off of the stalks and cut into medium-sized pieces.
I cut this kale out of the garden of my mom’s neighbor. Little spiders and bugs like to hide on the backsides of the leaves so rinse really well.
Dry the kale in a colander, salad spinner, or on paper towels.
Spread a layer onto a greased sheet tray. There can be some overlap but you don’t want it piled too high or the kale will steam instead of getting crisp.
Spray a little cooking spray or brush some olive oil on the top of the kale. Sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. I used salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I also brought out the coconut oil spray again…I love that stuff!
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. You will want to watch this closely because it can burn easily.