Friday, May 21, 2010

Snacking

Since starting on my healthy eating plan I haven't had very many snacks. If you know me you know that I l-o-v-e salty snacks. Corn chips, popcorn and roasted seeds and nuts were always within reach. Well, all of those have left the building. So what is a girl to do? Make kale chips. A friend recommended them. I googled it and here is how I ended up making them.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Take about a half of a bunch of kale and cut out them stems. Cut it into strips and wash it, then put it trough the salad spinner to get extra water off. I let it sit for a few minutes to make sure that it was good and dry. Next place the kale in a bowl and drizzle olive oil over them. Toss them to coat and sprinkle salt and red pepper flakes pretty generously, giving them another toss.

Lay them out on a baking sheet flat and not touching. Bake for around 10 minutes. It depends on your oven. They will start to bubble a bit and just turn brown. I could smell that they were done.

Carefully remove the kale chips from the pan and enjoy!!

I tried two different kinds of kale. Red Russian kale cooked up flat. Regular curly kale cooked up a bit more crispy. Both were delicious. I think they taste kind of like a zesty roasted pumpkin seed. However, I found that they did not store well. I had read that in an airtight container they would store ok. Not so here. Oh well.

I think that you should try them. Even Dave approved of this new snack! Woohoo!

3 comments:

Jen Gordon said...

Aren't they good??

Joy said...

I will definitely be trying these! Here are a few things you might want to look for at Trader Joe's if they pass your restricted list...
Green Bean Crispies?? (not sure what they're called. Basically it's a crisped up green bean with salt and they're good.
Potato-lentil curls, very nutty tasting and good.
Sweet potato chips.
Edamame right out of the microwave (if you can have soy). I'm waiting to hear from my Dr - did the celiac blood test last week! I'll know soon if there's something there. Hope you're having a marvy weekend!

kelsaho said...

these were so good at our bible study, thanks for making them! and i was looking for the recipe, so im glad i found it on here!

 
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