May 23, 2011

Kale Chips

According to my research on the Net, kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. I had no idea what kale was before, I just ate it because I liked it! So a little background, kale is a form of wild cabbage in the same family as spring greens and collard greens. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse: its packed with vitamins A and C and is a great source of beta-carotene. So last week in the interest of eating more kale, I picked up a bag of chopped kale at Trader Joe's. Of course I didn't think to use it until the night before I went out of town for several days and since I didn't want to waste it, I decided to make baked kale chips as a low calorie and nutritious side dish. Much like potato chips, I couldn't eat just one. But since it was vitamin packed and healthy, I didn't care!

Ingredients:
  • kale (1 bag, chopped)
  • olive oil (1-2 tablespoons)
  • kosher salt (1 teaspoon)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and thoroughly dry kale. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle kale with olive oil and salt. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, about 10 to 15 minutes.

These were delicious, but the picture is lacking in showing their awesomeness!
If you have whole leave and stem kale, here is a recipe from the Smitten Kitchen that looks equally delicious!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5/24/2011

    I really don't like Kale but this might be a way for me to trick myself into eating it. Can't you find a way to make Kale taste like chocolate?

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  2. i dont know about chocolate dipped kale, buuuuut give it a try, i swear this recipe will make it easier to go down!

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