Posted by: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian | October 1, 2010

Kale chips to the rescue!

Are you the type of person that needs a satisfying crunch with a meal? Do salty foods satisfy your cravings and make your taste buds smile? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, you may be a victim of commercial processed potato chips. But have no fear, Super Food Kale Chips are here and will save the day!

I admit maybe I’m being slightly dramatic but I am so excited about my new discovery, kale chips. I heard of kale chips over a twitter discussion between foodies and fellow future RDs Megan and Janet. Megan was raving about them and since I love kale and know of its super food health benefits, I decided to give it a go. I first tried kale not too long ago when I made EatingWell’s basic sauteed kale. Comparing it to other vegetables, it does have a slightly bitter taste. If the bitter taste bothers you, try a few different recipes. There are definitely ways to mask the bitter flavor.

Kale, the Super Food

  • Super packed with vitamins A, C, and K
  • Super full of fiber
  • Super source of calcium
  • Super low in calories
  • Super source of antioxidants

Kale Chip Recipe

Ingredients:

1 bunch kale

Sea salt

Olive oil

Directions:

Remove the stems from the leaves of the kale. Cut leaves into bite-size pieces. Wash leaves thoroughly. Spread kale onto baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss with sea salt to taste.

Bake at 350-375 for 10-15 minutes. Kale should be crispy and browned at the edges but not burnt.

For salt & vinegar flavored kale chips, drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp red wine vinegar over the kale before placing in the oven. Salt to taste.

Kale chips make for the perfect healthy snack or complement to a lunch. Next time you’re searching for a crunch to go with your sandwich, steer clear of the tempting middle aisle processed chips.

Save your hunger and health by making Super Food Kale Chips! To the Rescue! 🙂


Peace, love, and food,

Kara

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Responses

  1. mmmmmm must make asap!

  2. Ahah! I hadn’t even seen this before our talk about kale on Friday. This was the item on The Haven’s menu: http://thehavenjp.com/chitterin/279/

    • Haha! That lentil & kale stew sounds awesome. I can’t believe they have a local mushroom forager for their mushrooms. Pretty cool!


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