Baked Kale Chips

One of my newest favorite snacks is baked kale chips.  Kale is pretty cheap and I like that.  Kale is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6 and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.  All good things for my body! yay!  

Remember when you are trying new foods, sometimes you have to make and try new foods a number of times before you really enjoy it.  It took me a year to switch from Jiff and Skippy to natural peanut butter!  None the less, I’ve made the switch.  (and yes, my budget still feels it! :)) Although, I have to say, even at first taste, I knew I could like these really easily.  They fit into my Slow Carb Challenge really well.  The 2nd time I made them I was hooked!

This is what it looked like when I put them in the oven:

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This is what overdone Kale chips looks like :):

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This is what they look like when they are just about perfect!  You can see a little brown on the edges.  When you pick them up, they aren’t flimsy or floppy, they are straight as a board and crunchy.

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I hope you are able to make and enjoy some soon!

Baked Kale Chips Recipe with Garlic & Onion

Ingredients:
1/2 large bunch of kale, any leaf shape
a few teaspoons of olive oil
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of coarse salt

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Wash and dry kale, remove and discard the thick stem/stalk and rip the kale into pieces, roughly 2-3 inches in size.

3. Drizzle the oil on top and using your hands, make sure the oil is well-distributed. When laying them out on the pan and don’t overlap. Then shake on the garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the leaves are browning.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christine
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:16:00

    Love baked kale chips! Excited to hear all about your change in diet and how it’s working for you. Sounds pretty similar to what I’ve been following!

    Reply

  2. Trackback: Zucchini & Squash Chips « Moms Encouraging Moms

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