Thursday, April 8, 2010
By now you probably know that I am obsessed with the nutritional benefits of kale, so much so that I blend it into my morning smoothie. It is, quite possibly, the single most nutritious thing you can eat (even though it didn't land on The Doctor's top ten spring food list). And now I offer you another way to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse: kale chips.
That's right, I said chips.
Admittedly, they are hardly an even swap for potato chips; however, if you are craving something salty and crunchy these will definitely do the trick. They also make good "croutons" for soup and are a great healthy snack option for little people.
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and thoroughly dry kale.
With a knife carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear kale leaves into bite size pieces.
Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, and kale is crispy; about 12 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven.
Also, I am headed back to VA today to spend time with family and meet our newest addition, baby Lucy, so I will be posting on reduced schedule the rest of April. If you enjoy the blog, I encourage you to sign up as a follower so you know when a new post is up and ready for viewing.
I will miss you all but I am really looking forward to smothering my newest little cousin, and her adorable older brother, with a thousand smooches. And escaping the snow. I'm really excited about that too.