I found this recipe on Pinterest yesterday and today I was on top of it. I love Pinterest! First of all, being on a diet requires you to get really clever with your snack options. Last year I experimented with Kale Chips and the other night I made sweet potato chips. While I have to admit both of those were quite delicious, what we have here takes the cake.
They are virtually fat free, under 100 calories and you can make them sweet, salty, spicy, or all of the above.
The recipe I copied said to bake the chips which I experimented with. However, as I don’t have a cookie sheet (odd, I know) I used a roasting pan and I don’t think the heat conducted as well. They were still edible but a little burnt and not as crispy as I would have liked.
The second batch I microwaved for 7 minutes and they turned out perfectly as you can see below. The picture below shows the two versions of chips.
The chips on the left were made in the oven, the chips on the right in the microwave.
As for toppings – you can do whatever you like. Sugar & Cinnamon, Spicy Mix , and Salt & Parmesan Cheese were all good for me. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Every week I get a big box of organic fruits and veggies from Farm Fresh To You, a California based CSA. Each week as I open the box I am pleasantly surprised with the surplus of local organic treats. As we are in the winter season I find the box filled with leafy greens such as Kale, Collard Greens, Chard and Leeks.
I am Southern California girl now living in San Francisco so often these vegetables are quite new to me. The Farm Fresh Box makes me reach out of my cooking comfort area and forces me to experiment with new recipes and flavors. It is my weekly challenge – what can I make with these.
This past week I received a big bunch of Kale. As I scoured the internet for recipes I came across Baked Kale Chips from In “The Little Red House.” Jason is always looking for a good snack so I tested them out. A quick trip in the oven and they come out crispy and salty and make you feel good eating them. If you are into the Raw Diet you can dehydrate the kale and I think it will turn out just as delish!
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Wash Kale and Preheat oven to 325 Chop off thick part of the stems (or destem all together)
Place on a cookie sheet (I didn’t have one so I used a roasting pan and casserole pan)
Drizzle with olive Oil Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy but not burnt
Season with Salt & Pepper and Lemon Juice