I'm pretty sure you are all going to think I'm crazy after this post. I assure you, I am not. There was a time (before our life got crazy with talks of moving states and adding babies to the family) where Michael and I were trying to eat clean. I still wish I could eat clean. It's just a LOT of work. One recipe I stumbled upon during this time was for kale chips. For those of you who don't know, kale is a leafy green found in your produce section. These are suppose to take the place of potato chips. Let me tell you, they do not. They aren't bad though. I promise!
One of the reasons I decided to make them now (besides to get back at Erica! hee hee), is because kale is incredibly good for you. Leafy greens are good for you in general, but kale is one of the best. It is also loaded with iron, which I seem to always be in need of... even more so now that I am pregnant.
Anyway, here's what you do:
Preheat your oven to 350.
The link above will tell you to line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
This was a waste. The oil goes right through. Just spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray.
Wash your kale, but then make sure it is really dry.
This will make a difference in the finished product.
Again, the directions say to cut the kale off the stem. You do not need to do this.
Hold the end of the kale in your hand. With your other hand, gently slide down the stem.
The kale will come off.
(Please excuse swollen pregnancy hand)
Rip into bite size pieces and line up on cookie sheet
Drizzle with olive oil.
Note: months after finding and making the online version of these, I found out that Hungry Girl has a version in her cook books. I believe she tells you just to spray with olive oil spray. It's up to you.
Again, the link says sprinkle with "seasoning salt".
I have no such thing. I use sea salt. Beware: a little sea salt goes a LONG way.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes until edges are brown, but not burnt
I am actually learning my new oven.
While these look alright, I could have taken them out a little sooner.
They don't look it, but they come out crispy and "chip" like.
Served here with Biggest Loser Pizza Burgers
Some choose to eat them just as a snack. I haven't gotten that "crazy" yet. :)