Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oven Baked Kale Chips

In our house, we like to eat pretty clean. We eat whole grains, little refined sugar and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, or we did. We have spent the last three weeks at my mom's house in Utah, while we get settled. Now my parents don't eat bad meals, there is just lots of excess sugar laying around the house. After two weeks of stuffing our faces with Oreos and feeling sick all the time, we decided it was time to introduce healthy eating at Grandma's house.

Kale is a pretty amazing food. It is one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but it also tastes like one the healthiest. It is one of those vegetables that I am always looking for a new way to prepare. Its health benefits make spending the time to make it delicious worth it. These Kale Chips are tasty, crunchy and there is absolutely no guilt associated with them whatsoever.

These chips are so easy to make, I always let my three-year-old help with the process.

You will need:
a bunch of kale, washed and dried
olive oil
sea salt

Remove the stems from the kale. This is the hard part in the middle of each leave. Chop or rip the leaves into pieces about the size of a tortilla chip. Drizzle with a little olive oil and then sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 300 degrees for 12-15 minutes until the kale is dry and crunchy.

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