Monday, May 28, 2012

Kale Chips

Kale Chips and Salsa
Summer is quickly approaching and BBQ season is in full swing around here.  I love grilling out with the family and there are so many healthy options.  One thing I just can't resist and have no portion control over is potato chips.  I can not even have them in the house.  So, when I heard that "Kale" chips are good alternative to potato chips, I was skeptical but curious.  To tell you the truth, I did not even know what kale was.  So, I did a little research and experimenting and came up with this.  Okay, so they are not potato chips, but they are surprisingly crunchy, salty and satisfying.  I had mine with fresh salsa. 

Kale Chips -
1 bunch of Kale
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Kosher salt

So, first step is to go to the store and get kale.  I have heard there are a few varities, but my store only had one kind so that is what I got :)  Rinse the Kale and pat it dry.  Next, rip in into large pieces.  The kale leaf has a rib in the middle of it so tear around that and discard it.  Next toss the kale with the Olive oil.  Make sure the leaves are not drenched in oil, but lightly coated.

Next, spread the kale in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake at 275 for 20 minutes.  
After you take the kale out of the oven, sprinkle it with the kosher salt and let cool.  Enjoy. Oh,and the Kale is zero weight watchers points and the Olive oil is only 3, so go ahead and eat the whole tray.

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