eating leaves

bunch o' greens

Sometimes, all I want is a bag of salty, crunchy potato chips. Kettle cooked, please. But chips aren’t exactly the healthiest thing in the world to eat and I definitely can not stop at just one. Enter these baked kale chips.

kale pieces

Kale is a superfood containing Vitamins A, K, and C, calcium and iron. It is also “scores a perfect 1,000 on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, a food-rating system that measures nutrients per calorie.” And, it’s delicious when baked. It tastes almost like chips… but they’re actually good for you!

baked kale

kale chips
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serves: 2

ingredients:
1 bunch of kale (6-8 oz.)
Olive oil
Kosher salt

directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the kale thoroughly and remove the stems and center ribs. Tear into 2-3 inch pieces and spin dry in a salad spinner. Toss with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and arrange leaves in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle liberally with salt. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown and the kale is crispy. (Start checking after 10 minutes– burnt kale chips are NOT good eats.)

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