Baked Kale Chips
Our “green vegetable” pick of the week is Kale! Hearty, earthy, and dark green with a curly texture, Kale is a superfood considered to be one of the most highly nutritious vegetables with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may be hard to swallow for some in its raw form, but makes a great addition finely chopped in salads or wilted and cooked down in winter soups. One fun way of serving kale is by making kale chips! Crunchy and slightly salted, kale chips are a healthy substitute to the ever-so-satisfying potato chip snack. Kids will love them too!
Pre-heat oven to 375°.
With one bunch kale, cut out ribs of kale leaves lengthwise by carefully gliding a knife down the right and left of the rib.
Pile and chop the kale leaves in about 1 inch strips, horizontally.
Wash and dry the chopped leaves in a salad spinner.
Arrange the leaves on a rimmed cookie sheet.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on the leaves and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Mix the oil, salt and pepper into the leaves by tossing with hands.
Arrange oven rack to middle position, place cooking sheet with kale leaves in center of oven and bake for 15 minutes or until kale leaves have slightly browned and are a crunchy texture.
Healthy and yummy! How do you like to work Kale into your diets? We’d love to hear.