Friday Find ~ Kale Chips

Ok…don’t be hatin on me because i’m last person you know to jump on the kale bandwagon. i’ll be honest, i’ve just never loved kale…it’s always felt too “heavy” or thick of a green to eat raw. So, i’ve just let everyone else love on it while i watched in silence.

By the same token, I also like to think that i’m not a picky eater and since Scott and i did our weight loss in fall, we have been eating a TON of veggies…lots of green meals around this place! So upon feeling bored in the grocery store this week, i threw a bunch of kale in the cart. Didn’t know what i’d do with it, but hey, i sure looked healthy while i was checking out!

Yesterday i felt like i needed one more dish on the table. These Kale chips were a hit! These may be old hat for y’all who love kale, but hey, first time i’ve made them in my house. The rest of the fam ate them on their own, but i threw mine on the salad i was eating. I love a bit of extra crunch! And oh, so easy….really, it doesn’t get easier and quicker than this.

 

 

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Just rinse your kale and dry thoroughly….i used a salad spinner.  Rip off the leaves in bite size pieces, making sure to discard the spine of the leaf. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, drizzle with good quality olive oil. Sprinkle generously with coarse kosher salt.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes, until edges are browning. They will naturally crisp up.

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Ok, so i’m going to give it a tenuous YUM!! Tenuous only because i’m not all kale crazy all of a sudden, but i have to admit, these chips were delicious! And I’m going to make them again. So, kale, you’ve won me over in round 1

 

  • Renee

    The Oakwood in Kits does a warm kale salad that also has roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts. I’m totally obsessed and have even googled recipes to recreate it at home. A must try!

  • i still haven’t made it to the Oakwood…totally on my list to go to! Now i know what to order there…THANKS!

  • hello,just found you today and being i have never eatten kale, i would like to know a little more? could they be used on anything else besides salad? and are they crisipy like a chip and what about left overs? just eat them all up? a;ways interested in new easy ideas. THANX!

  • Hi Denise..so glad you found us:) With the kale chips, many enjoy them almost as a substitute to potato chips. They are kind of a munchie type item that could be a healthier option to other finger foods. We had a couple chips left over and i put them in an airtight container to see if they would keep overnight, but then noticed my daughter threw the container in the fridge:( But i was surprised how few we had left…the kids loved them!! Hope that helps:)

  • sherri

    Love Kale chips! I usually toss mine with Olive Oil in a bowl so that the oil covers the chip. I have stored them in a bowl in the cupboard for a day….but never longer because my family loves them and eats them up! Thanks for reminding me about them…..I haven’t made them for awhile.

    • Sherry that’s great to know that they can be stored…i agree, they are too good to resist for long!

  • Rachel

    Any veggies that get roasted around here are a big hit. I personally have a new love for vegetables of all kinds once they hit the roasting pan!

    • i agree….roasting most any veggie makes them so delicious!!! My kids love them too…I hope i can pass along to my kids the importance of including lots of veggies in their diets. They don’t have to eat soggy, colorless veggies!!

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