Kale is one of my recent discoveries that I cannot get enough of. Kale chips are a healthy alternative to potato chips. Kale chips are crunchy, salty and super easy to make!
Just a few fun facts
- Kale actually tastes sweeter when frozen or exposed to a frost
- Kale eases lung congestion, benefits the stomach, and is specific healer for the liver and the immune system.
- Kale also protects the eyes from macular degeneration. It is an exceptional source of chlorophyll, calcium, vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, etc. Furthermore, kale is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol
- Unlike some vegetables, kale's nutrition seems to increase in value when cooked
Bundle of Kale
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line rimmed cookie sheets with parchment paper Tear the leaves off the thick stems into chip-sized pieces. An easy way to do this is to fold the leaf in half and just rip toward the stem. Spread pieces out on cookie sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle a GENEROUS serving of chile powder. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Bake 8-12 minutes or until edges are brown and kale is crispy! When done sprinkle salt on top and serve when warm.
I recommend not saving left overs--- they will loose the crunch effect.