1.07.2012

Currently Obsessed With: Kale Chips!

I've been hearing more and more about kale and more specifically, kale chips, lately, so I thought I'd finally take the plunge and try it out for myself! I had never noticed kale at the grocery store before, let alone eaten it, so I really didn't know what to expect. Let's just say I made these kale chips for the first and second time today! When I like something, I tend to kind of be obsessed with it....anyone else crazy like this? ;)



The ingredients I used:
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Olive Oil (I used the spray kind)
Seasoned Salt (regular salt would be fine too)
And kale, obviously!

-First, wash the kale and tear off about 2 inch pieces from the stem. 
-Discard the stems. 
-After tearing them off, put the kale pieces in a bowl. 
-Add olive oil (I think a spray is easier so you don't accidentally pour too much and soak the kale) and sprinkle a little bit of seasoned salt and red pepper flakes on top. 
-Mix it up thoroughly with your hands to make sure each piece is coated with the oil and seasoning.

-Lay the pieces out on a baking sheet. Try not to overlap any pieces. I'm able to fit about half a head of kale on a baking sheet.

-Pop them in the oven at 250 degrees for 20 minutes or until all the pieces are crispy.

-Transfer them to a bowl so that you don't look like a fat cow feverishly devouring them straight off the baking sheet like I did ;)

Mine had just the perfect amount of saltiness and spice, and I think they make the perfect snack when you're craving something bad like potato chips. Kale is high in Vitamins K and C, as well as beta carotene, so as long as you don't go to town with the salt, you have nothing to feel guilty about when stuffing your face with these!

When making these, I loosely followed Tessa's kale chip recipe :)

ENJOY!


17 comments:

  1. nice! I´ve never heard or see this before, so thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I don't think i've had Kale before, how interesting! Does it taste a little like the salty dried seaweed you get from packets? I shall have to try this soon! xX

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  3. This is a really creative way of adding veggies into my daily routine! Thanks for sharing <3 It looks good too!

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  4. Now you know why I titled them addictive!!  I pork out on them too...and I have ZERO guilt about it!!  I love adding red pepper flakes...but then my kids won't touch them.   glad you took the plunge...hopefully more will too...I've got two heads waiting for me in the fridge!!

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  5. Ooh thanks! Your timing couldn't be better.  I don't like soggy steamed kale but I need to get more greens and your post is motivating me to try this out <3

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  6. oh i LOVEEEE these!!!!!! i munch on them often in lieu of potato chips and theyre soooo delicious! glad u showed your version!  im going to try it with the chili pepper like u did!

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  7. Oooh Tiffany, you have just pushed me over the edge to try these. :)  I was looking for kale yesterday at my grocery store but I didn't find it. :(  I will find it one day and try your recipe.  Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I never heard of this but sounds neat and seems like a healthier snack choice!  I think I may need to try this some day!

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  9. I'm quite fond of veggie chips in general!!

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  10. TracyBeautyReflectionsJanuary 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    I am making these tonight! I also have been hearing how good these are for you. Problem is they're going to think I'm nuts at the grocery store buying a cart load of kale lol!

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  11. i don't like cooked kale or raw in salads but this looks yum! glad you enjoyed them... maybe i'll try it out!

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  12. Yes, it does taste a bit like that! I love dried seaweed too!!

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  13. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  14. It's so much more delicious than it looks!

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  15. Let me know how you like it if you end up trying them :)

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  16. It tastes totally different from raw kale! (I've never had it cooked, though.)

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  17. Thanks for the recipe, I've been meaning to try this!

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