For a nutrient-rich snack to replace potato chips with only half the calories and oodles of vitamins (A,K,C, B6) and minerals—and even a little protein thrown in for good measure, try baking kale chips. They’re actually a lot tastier than they look! If you haven’t already discovered this simple treat, here’s how:
- Wash, take out the stems, and break into bite sized pieces
- Coat very lightly with olive oil and spread on a cookie sheet in a single layer. (A heavy coat=soggy chips 😦 )
- Sprinkle with seasoning salt and pepper (or your favoring flavorings)
- Pop in a preheated, 300°F oven for 10 minutes. Turn and bake for another 10 minutes at 275°F. I think the real secret is in then turning off the oven and leaving the kale to dry additionally until you’re ready to serve. This also keeps the chips warm.
- Enjoy right from the pan! (They’re very fragile.) For whatever reason, we never have any left over! 🙂“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith” (Proverbs 15:17).