Who says great chips can't be green?
Kale has been getting a lot of attention lately for its health benefits. And rightly so: kale is just bursting with antioxidant power, vitamins and minerals. Studies show it can help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Like many dark leafy greens, kale packs a lot of nutritients in every bite.
So how do you turn it into a tasty snack?
Kale has a strong flavor, almost no calories and can be used as a creative accent to many dishes. It’s also readily available in the winter, when many green vegetables are out of season. Toss it onto a pizza or into a quiche. Mix it into a pasta sauce. Shred it into salads, or whiz it into a green smoothie.
Or try these crunchy kale chips. Go ahead, put them out on the table (even on a Friday night) and watch them disappear like… well, like chips.
- 3 leaves of kale
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch of sea salt
the leaves of kale and put them in a bowl.
- Add the extra virgin olive oil and sea salt and toss.
- Spread the kale in a thin layer on baking paper on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F (175 C) for 10–12 minutes until crisp. Watch them; every oven is different and you don’t want to them to burn
TIP: Sprinkle kale crisps around dinner dishes as a garnish. They add
color, flavor, nutrients and fun.