Have you noticed how pricey kale chips can be in the health food store? Fresh kale itself is pretty reasonable. And growing organic kale yourself is the most frugal way to go. Here’s how we turned part of our virtually free harvest into a healthy snack:
Baked Kale Chips:
1. Rinse kale leaves, remove spines, and tear leaves into pieces. For best results, thoroughly dry before baking.
2. Preheat oven to 370 degrees.
3. Toss bowl of kale with just enough olive oil to thoroughly coat pieces.
4. Sprinkle sea salt to taste.
5. Place kale pieces in a single layer on baking sheet.
6. Bake approx. 15 minutes, watching to be sure kale becomes crisp without burning.
Serve as a snack. Or, add to a soup for extra flavor.
*I got in a hurry by not drying this batch enough, then went too heavy on the oil. They still tasted great. Yours will probably turn out even prettier than ours.
Dehydrating kale has become very popular. In this post the Food Storage Moms show you how easy it is to prepare kale with a dehydrator.
The Crafty Garden Mama created an entirely different sort of kale chip recipe that’s worth a try.
Prefer your kale in salad? Eating Made Easy has some savory salad ideas.
No matter how you serve it, kale remains a strong choice for snacks and meals.