Thursday, June 26, 2014
Kale Chip Recipe
I love kale .....I love kale.....I love kale....
Hey did I mention I loooooove kale??? The best part about me loving kale is it was a "safe" food for me when I was sick.
Many of you probably already have done this but I'm going to post it anyways because, well it's my blog and I can. Haha.
You can make these either in your food dehydrator or the oven. I prefer the oven it's quicker and I don't have to lug out that big ass dehydrator of mine from the pantry.
Oven Baked Kale Chips
Set oven on 350 degrees
On a large baking pan place ORGANIC (kale is on the dirty dozen list) kale. I buy mine already pre-bagged and washed (lazy ....yup).
Being careful to remove the leaves from the "stalk" in the center. You can place the kale leaves right onto the baking pan or if you're lazy (that would be me) you can line it with foil.
Once you've lined the pan with the kale spray olive oil on top of the leaves, I do this generously because I'm an olive oil whore, but if you have to watch your caloric intake just a few spritzes will do. For those that cannot tolerate olive oil, organic coconut oil can be used.
Now this is where it gets tricky. When I was sick I would only use garlic powder and sea salt. Which was plenty deelish. However if you can tolerate more seasonings feel free to explore your creative cooking diva and use whatever floats your boat, anything from sweet to savory.
Some ideas: Chili powder, Smoked paprika, onion powder, Mrs. Dash blends (any of them) I like the chicken one. Cinnamon, nutmeg, Stevia......and on and on.
Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how kick ass your oven is. I personally prefer only about 10-15 minutes because I like mine only slightly crispy.
Viola your done....easy peasy, didn't break a nail, didn't break a sweat! These babies go for like 6 bucks a bag in the health food stores....REALLY? Pffft! I can make a shit ton for less than that and now so can you!