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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kale Chips

A year ago, I had never even heard of kale. Then, as I started reading more and more food blogs and kept hearing about kale, kale "chips" in particular. I bought kale when we made our sweet potato soup, but I ran out of kale before being able to try it in chip form. I finally remembered to buy some more and gave it a shot. Ryan was wary at first, but after a few bites we were sold! It really is reminiscent of a potato chip, not necessarily in taste, but definitely with its crunch factor. I will be making these again and again as an easy side dish. Not only are they tasty, but they can be eaten with ketchup (I'm an avid ketchup fan), and kale is so good for you! Check out the health benefits: manganese, iron, copper, calcium, vitamin c, vitamin a, and more!

If you're never heard of these, surely the pictures are intriguing you :) Try them--I can't wait to hear what you think!

Kale Chips

-1 bunch of kale (more or less depending on how much you want)
-olive oil
-seasoned salt & garlic powder

1. Rinse kale and thoroughly dry. Rip kale leaves off of stems and arrange pieces on a baking sheet.
2. Lightly mist with olive oil or cooking spray. Season with seasoned salt & garlic powder, or desired seasonings.
3. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes, until edges are brown and kale looks crispy.
4. Eat plain or with ketchup!