Ok, I know most of you saw this title in your email and just hit the delete button. But if you didn’t…good for you This is a great snack. Kale is so good for your. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. It is abundant in phytochemicals, which are associated with preventing cancer, and it has about triple the amount of fiber as spinach. I know we are all looking for ways to get more fiber in our diets.
Now, If I served up a plate of kale in my house for dinner, Tom might leave me. So I have to be creative in how I get this powerhouse vegetable into my diet. I have blended into smoothies, and used it in stir-fries, but Kale chips are the best. They are crazy addictive, just like potato chips, but no empty calories. They keep well for a few days in an air tight container. You can eat them warm, or room temp. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed
Here are your ingredients:
- 1 bunch of kale
- 2 tsp
- Various seasonings (chili powder, garlic, parmesan cheese etc)
- Cutting board & knife
- baking sheets
- Salad spinner (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375
Remove the stem from the kale and chop into bite size pieces
Rinse and drain very well, if you have a salad spinner, use that. If not, just rinse them in a strainer and lay them out on towels to dry.
When they are dry, place kale in a bowl and drizzle with 2 tsp olive oil, enough the coat the kale.
Season with salt and any other seasoning you would like. Lay them out on a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Cook for 15 minutes. The kale will darken as it cooks. Remove them from the oven and let them sit for a few minutes. They will crisp up as they cool.
Store in an airtight container.
I hope you give these a try!
Any other creative ways you use kale or leafy greens? Please share!
1 WW Points+ per serving (calculated through WW online recipe builder)
CALORIES 35; FAT 2.8g; SAT. FAT 0.4g; CHOLEST. 0mg; CARB. 2.5g; FIBER 1.7g; SUGAR 0.6g; PROTEIN 0.8g
(Calculated through loseit.com, some data may not be accurate)