Kale was a super trendy vegetable a couple of years ago and it hasn’t lost its mojo yet.
Why is kale considered the world’s healthiest food?
The benefits of eating kale are tremendous because studies have shown that if you consume it, it improves your blood sugar levels, reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, limits your risk of cancer, decreases the chances of bone fractures, and improves your digestion.
My Healthy Kale Chips are delicious and good for you. I love the inevitable crunchy sound they make too. I’ve tried only eating handful, but usually end up munching on the entire bowl. When finished, I think “you just ate all of that kale?” I ate the whole bag!
Baking kale chips couldn’t be easier because you only need three ingredients and an oven. I buy the longer leafy variety at the farmers’ market, but you can also pick it up at the grocery store near the lettuce section. I made these healthy babies twice in one week.
Step 1: Clean and dry the kale. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Step 2: Remove the middle stems with a knife.
Step 3: Toss de-stemmed leaves in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 T. olive oil. Transfer coated leaves to a baking sheet. I prefer to set the leaves on to a metal rack. Sprinkle with a light coating of sea salt.
Step 4: Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Monitor the baking process so the leaves don’t scorch.
Step 5: Transfer bake kale leaves to a bowl and serve! If you don’t gobble them all up like me in one sitting, you can leave them out on the counter overnight or store them in a Ziplock bag.
Try swapping kale chips for artificially flavored bagged chips or top your baked potato with them.