DIY Kale Chips: A Nutrition-Packed Punch
First of all, I can’t believe I’m the first person to write about kale chips on this site. Are kale chips no longer en vogue? Has the kale chip boat sailed? Or are people over kale chips? Let’s hope not because they are sooo easy to make and also delicious. You could very well eat an entire batch in one day. Not that I’ve ever done that. . .
Why is kale awesome?
According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, kale has cholesterol-lowering benefits(having no cholesterol, or saturated and trans fats), risk-lowering benefits for cancer, and has more than 45 different flavonoids such kaempferol and quercetin. It also has a ton of vitamin K and vitamin A, as well as other nutrients. So, among other things, kale is heart healthy, and supports healthy eyesight. It really is a super food, and you can have all this nutrition in these very simple baked chips you can make at home. With only three ingredients, there couldn’t be an easier recipe. Check it out below. This recipe comes from allrecipes.com:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- With a knife or kitchen shears, remove the leaves from the stems and tear them into bite-sized pieces.
- Wash and thoroughly dry kale. The original post on Allrecipes recommends using a salad spinner, but I don’t have one so I dried my kale with a towel (seriously).
- Next, drizzle the kale with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt. About 10-15 minutes. I find 10 minutes isn’t long enough, but that’s my oven.
If you like, you can add other things to kale chips, such as Jenn’s recipe for cashew cheese. This recipe is so easy, but the possibilities are endless. What do you like to put on yours?