May 31, 2013
Spicy Garlic Kale Chips
About a year ago or so I started seeing kale chip recipes floating around the internet. I can tell you that at the time I never in a million years would have thought it would be something I would try. However, I am now jumping on the band wagon.....mostly because right now there is very little I'm "allowed" to snack on, so I was in need of healthy alternatives.
I do happen to like cooked kale very much. There's so much you can do with it, and it's so healthy for you. Lately I've been substituting kale where I would normally use spinach and I've been loving it. My sister mentioned to me not too long ago that she loves a certain brand of kale chips but that when she tried making her own they were not good. Of course I had to try my hand at making them myself, but the problem is that I've never had them before so I don't have anything to compare them to. So, all I can tell you is that I liked the ones I made. It was a great snack, but I will admit that it probably won't take the place of potato chips for me. That being said, I hardly ever eat potato chips anyway, so it really isn't an issue. But, as I was snacking on these kale chips I kept thinking about potato chips. Weird. Either way, I would make these again when I'm in need of a healthy snack! EAT MORE KALE ☺
Spicy Garlic Kale Chips (about 4 servings)
8-10 cups kale, chopped
1 tbsp garlic flavored olive oil
Garlic Salt & Pepper Seasoning
Pinch red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 175. Place kale on a cookie sheet & drizzle the olive oil over top. Toss well to make sure the kale is evenly coated, then spread it out evenly in the pan. Sprinkle a little of the garlic salt & pepper seasoning over the kale and add a pinch of red pepper flakes. Bake for 1 hour.