real food. real life.
Preface: I do actually really like these ...But I'm the only one in this household who does. I like the crunchy salty flavour. Lee would prefer not to eat them. Haha. I know, not selling you on these here. I like them because I love knowing I'm eating a bunch of healthy kale. But to be truthfully honest... which I am totally going to be, so you know I'm still human after all, if I had to choose between a bag of potato chips and a plate of these guys, I think you know the obvious answer here...
However, let me plead these little green guys' case.
For one, these are beyond healthy. Potato chips - beyond unhealthy. These little green crisps are made out of one the darkest leafy greens around - packed full of the good stuff. It's a great way to get a bunch into your diet. Bagged potato chips have a TON of oil and salt... not so healthy to consume copious amounts of!
For two, they really aren't that hard to make. You control all of the ingredients. And they crisp up in 10 minutes. Potatoes take longer, if making by hand. Bagged chips, although convenient, are just that - packaged. You have no control over the ingredients - where they came from, how much used, and how they are used. Plus, they are not baked... they are fried in oil... by a machine... yeah...
So, if I've convinced you, even just a little, that kale chips aren't so terrible of an idea, try them. It's a great way to use up a bunch of kale. And if you don't like them, it's okay. I understand. But at least you tried them!
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 bunch of Kale - stem removed, ripped into bitesize pieces
drizzle of olive oil to lightly coat
pinch of sea salt
tbsp or so of nutritional yeast
What to do:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2) In a large bowl, add kale. Mix in rest of ingredients until just lightly coated. Too oily/not enough oil won't give you a 'chip'. You want every piece touched with oil, but just lightly, not drenched or dry.
3) Spread evenly on cookie sheet, as flat and spread out as possible.
4) Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, checking often, until just crispy. Careful - they can burn soon after being crispy. Take them out and serve immediately!
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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