I’m a snacker. I love to graze throughout the day on lots of different yummy snacks, so I like to make sure that I have lots on hand! Kale chips are one of my go-to’s because they are so easy to make and satisfy my constant need to crunch and munch – lol. Kale is also quite the superfood! Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits and its risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. As if that wasn’t cool enough, kale is now recognized as providing major support for the body’s detoxification system. Who doesn’t love to detox while snacking?!
Kale is high in vitamins K, A and C. Vitamin K is important for heart health, blot clotting, bone health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention. Vitamin A helps support skin health and vision. Vitamin C is important for immune health and joint health, helps to keep the body hydrated and also increases your metabolism. Yes, your metabolism – that nifty thing that helps you lose weight! EAT KALE. Side note, I really want one of those shirts that just says “Kale” on it. I don’t know why, but I think that it is so funny! “Kale”.
Sam and I (okay, mostly me) love kale in any form – sautéing, steaming, fresh, etc. Munching on kale chips is just another way of including them in your diet. You won’t be able to just eat a few – I pop these babies like potato chips! There are a number of ways you can flavor kale chips, but here is a simple garlicky flavor! My personal fave. All about that simple life.
Add these puppies to a salad, eat as a side, or even top them on top of soup – they kinda act like crunchy croutons… kinda 😉
- 2 bunches of kale
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tsp garlic powder
- Sprinkle of salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and dry kale. Remove dark ribs and chop kale roughly.
- Put leaves in a big bowl, toss with olive oil, garlic and salt. Make sure to massage the kale really well so that each leaf is coated well!
- Spread leaves on a large baking sheet. Kale does not need to be in a single layer - it will shrink in volume as it cooks.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until leaves are tender and crisp, stirring once or twice while it’s cooking
- Remove from oven and start munching!
- Sprinkle so parmesan on the leaves before baking for a delicious cheesy taste!