Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crispy Kale Chips!

My dear friend Nicole came along for a farmer's market trip last night and we collectively came home with more kale than we knew what to do with.

Inspired by what we had seen being sold at the market for more dollars than we wanted to spend, we decided to make our own Crispy Kale Chips!


We started with some familiar ingredients: 1 bulb of fresh garlic, thinly sliced, and about 1 bunch of kale, washed and ripped up into smaller pieces. We preheated the oven to 400F. To get the chips nice and crispy, you need a hot temperature.


On a baking sheet, we tossed the kale with olive oil, salt, black pepper, and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper.

Truly a superfood snack here: Kale, the mother of healthy dark leafy greens; Garlic, a natural antifungal/viral/bacterial that is a great immune booster; Olive oil with its healthy omega fats to help your body assimilate all of the amazing nutrients in the veggies; and Cayenne pepper, another natural antifungal/viral/bacterial immune-boosting ingredient that helps break down mucus and toxins in the body! Wow!


To help the chips dry evenly, we took the baking sheet out of the oven to toss and separate the leaves every 5-10 minutes until they had a satisfying crunch. The whole baking process took maybe a half an hour or less.

If you don't eat them all right away in one sitting (and no guilt here!), store in a tightly-lidded container for later munching. Happy snacking...

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