Baked Kale Chips

27 Mar

Serves 6-8

You could eat chips and salsa for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  But indulging in that deep-fried, salty corn chip isn’t doing you any favors.  Especially lately—your skin looks like a pre-pubescent teen’s, you’re forgetful in meetings and, well, your pants are a tad tight.  So you reach for kale.  You season it, bake it to a crisp and reap tons of good-for-you benefits.  Baked Kale Chips are certainly a snack your body will thank you for.

Ingredients:

1 bunch organic kale

3 Tbsp. olive oil

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

½ tsp. paprika

2 tsp. sea salt

cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

Remove kale leaves from stems and rinse thoroughly.  Set aside until dry.  Break leaves into smaller pieces and place into large mixing bowl.  Add all other ingredients and mix well. Place dressed kale in single layer onto baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.  For maximum crunch, let cool on sheet.  Serve solo or with a nice crudite platter.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: Kale is a superfood with so much to offer.  It’s packed with vitamins and minerals like lutein to protect your peepers, cartenoids to prevent UV damage and sulfuric compounds which help your liver ward off certain cancers including stomach, breast and colon.

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8 Responses to “Baked Kale Chips”

  1. LeaveIt2Lori November 21, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    So good for you and so easy to make!

  2. foodiloveyou November 21, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I agree Lori! Delish!!!

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