Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cayenne Kale Chips

I don’t know about you, but I crave salt – majorly! But most of the time my salt fix comes with some unwanted fats, carbs and a ton of other unhealthy additives. Luckily, kale chips have come in to my life with a vengeance and I’ve never looked back.

Kale chips can run from $4 to $8 at the grocery store. Seems absurd to me considering I can buy a whole head of Kale for less than $2 and add whatever flavoring I want to it, so I prefer to make this delectable and easy snack myself.

Once you see how easy it is to make this delicious, you will be hooked…just like me! And there is nothing wrong with being hooked on something that is considered a “super food.”

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Kale Chips
1 head of kale
Olive Oil
Cayenne Pepper
*or try Parmesan cheese and lemon zest*

  1. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and preheat the oven to 275.
  2. Wash kale and dry off leaves.
  3. Rip 2 inch chunks of kale leaves off the spine. These shrink, so if you want bigger pieces, make them bigger.
  4. Lay flat on the cookie sheet.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and your favorite seasoning. Don’t drench the leaves in oil, just enough to touch the majority of each piece.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping over or moving around halfway through.
  7. Enjoy!