|my homemade kale chips|
Plus, I watch Food Network and Cooking channels like everyday. So yes, I am gluten-free (amongst other things). Well, back here lately the whole craze has been about Kale chips. While I love to eat kale (and juice with it), I wasn't sure if I would like it in a chip. I had bought a bag of kale chips all eager to try it and couldn't get past the first chew. For some reason it tasted awful. I happened to be watching a Queen Latifah show episode and she had on a chef who was working with kale and made kale chips. It was quite easy to make. So I was inspired. I had some kale in the fridge I had to cook pretty soon and decided to give it a try. All I can say is the result was amazing! Here is all I did:
Preheat your oven to 350.
1. Wash your fresh kale.
2. Pull the leaves off of the stems and tear into pieces. You can determine the size you want of the leaves.
3. Put the kale leaves into a bowl.
4. Drizzle some olive oil (like a tbsp or so) and sprinkle salt (I use sea salt). You don't want to drench it in olive oil. And the salt is just to give a little flavor. But you can use whatever seasonings you want. I wanted to keep it simple since it was my first try.
5. Toss it around in the bowl to get an even coating.
6. Drizzle a little olive oil onto a baking sheet. I use a stainless steel one so I didn't want it to stick.
7. Throw the leaves onto your baking sheet and put into the oven (at 350) for about 10-12 minutes.
Voila! You have kale chips. You can monitor it in the oven and tailor to fit how crunchy you would like them. They were so good!! And it's a healthy alternative to chips. You won't feel bad snacking on them and you get your veggies in too. I am not a chef by any means, so you can always feel free to look up recipes...which is exactly what I do. But if you have different dietary needs like me, which I know I am not alone, I just want to share my journey with you all. And please, if you have any cool recipes for me to try please comment! I love testing out new things. Stay tuned for more foodie posts.
|kale on baking sheet before going into oven|
|set oven at 350 for 10-12 mins.|
|kale in the oven|
|after kale comes out of the oven|