Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oven Baked Kale Chips

We love to eat junk. Who doesn't? Cupcakes, brownies, they are all delicious, but we know we shouldn't be eating them. My biggest weakness, since finding out that I am pregnant is chips. Crispy, yummy potato chips. On more than one occasion I have finished an entire bag in one sitting. Considering all the health problems I have faced with this pregnancy, I knew I needed to take steps to get myself back to where I was before I was pregnant. No more midnight snacks and no more bags of potato chips. I found quickly that it was the crunch of the chips I missed more than the chips themselves. I dusted off this Oven Baked Kale Chip recipe to eat instead and I have still getting the crispness of the chips without the guilt or the gross feeling. 

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.

I have felt better since taking a more active role in my health this pregnancy. It makes me wonder why I ever stopped? Must have been the morning sickness, not my penchant for all things sugary. ;)

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Vanessa Barker said...

Love kale chips, I wonder if I can get Sean to start replacing his regular chips with these?!
And I love your blue bathroom. I wish I could paint day!

Becky said...

I keep forgetting to try these chips. I'm totally putting it on my list of things to do after the holiday madness!

Thanks for the reminder.

Lorene Nance said...

Mark wants to try eating healthy for a whole week. We were going to try the week after Thanksgiving and then I bought a 4 lb bag of peanut butter M&Ms. So now we are waiting until that's gone. Anyway... I am the salty crunch lover so we will have to try these!