• kale
  • olive oil
  • salt or spice of your choosing

i really really love kale. i actually just love everything green (food related). kale and brocolli rabe are at the top of my list.

last week i picked up a bunch of kale (i am not going to tell you from where because you know). all that up there, $2. yes, this is where buying local comes in handy. local farm, not very far away, less gas used to get to me, hence, really good priced kale (and fresh too).

i have been using it off and on in everything. fresh kale in salads, cooked in lentils (recipe tk), and then i baked them and made kale chips. my kids, also a big lover in anything green, chowed down on these babies like they were about to go out of style. j even got one of his friends who hates veggies (wont touch them) to try them, my kids call them “the green chips”.

kale chips are very easy to make. the best part is, you can spice them up or just cook them plain. you can try just salt or even make it a little exotic with curry powder, lemon adds great flavor too. the recipe below is very simple, the best part about these little crunchy pieces of heaven, you can use them in anything after your done snacking. we crumbled the last of it last night into lentil burgers (recipe tk) and then sprinkled over popcorn the other day, you can even try adding it to sauces to sneak in some extra vitamins (just don’t tell your kids).

simple kale chips
  1. pre-heat your oven to 350. line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. clean and dry your kale. i recommend taking the stems/ribs off of the kale. sometimes, depending on how old your kale is, they become rubbery, not something i enjoy biting in to.
  3. my kids like a range of sizes, p likes ribbons, jack likes pieces that look like chips, so some i cut big, some small. i toss all the cut pieces in a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. not a lot, but just enough to coat the kale lightly.
  4. lay out on your baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with salt or spice. cook for 15-20 minutes till crunchy.
yummy yummy pieces of heaven. loves these. we make them all the time here, something that is healthy for the kids and yummy for mommy.

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