Monday, February 11, 2013

36 calorie chips...what??

I was a total non-believer in the kale chip until recently. And today, my two-year-old son and I made the best ones I've ever had. That's right...a two year old can make them (and eat them) and so can you. Kale is amazing. One cup of kale has just 36 calories, a whopping 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6, 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. Seriously, if you aren't eating it, why?!?

What you need:

  • Bunch of kale
  • Cooking spray
  • Sea salt
  • any other spices you like :)
What to do:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300
  2. Tear leafy part of kale away from thick stem in the middle and break into "chip-size" pieces (like 2 in. by 2 in. or bigger or smaller to your liking...the pieces will shrink as they bake)
  3. Wash kale and dry very very very thoroughly (important...will not crisp very well if they are damp). I like to use a salad spinner and then flatten between paper towels.
  4. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray
  5. Lay kale in single layer on cookie sheet
  6. Spray kale with cooking spray and rub into the leaves
  7. Sprinkle salt and other seasonings on leaves
  8. Pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes...check them...they are done when they are crisp (but not burnt)

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