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Kale Chips – Yum!

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We’re crazy for kale at our household and love kale many different ways.  My fave is using black kale in a salad with organic sundried tomatoes and lightly toasted pine nuts, maybe some sesame seeds and salt.  I’ll add raw kale to my smoothies and we’ll sometimes just steam it plain as a side with dinner.  I realize many find kale bitter and difficult to eat despite it being a superfood.  Behold the mighty kale chip!  This little guy can turn anyone into a believer.  They are so yummy!  I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t liked them.  My 4 year old and 20 month old gobble them up like candy, yes I said candy.

They are fairly simple and inexpensive to make and I still can’t get over how expensive they are in the stores.  Here’s how to make a delicious kale chip:

1. Wash your kale (I’ll usually do this in the morning and leave it to dry in the sink all day or for a few hours)

2. Tear the kale up into pieces (just rip it off the rib) – make sure the kale is dry!

3. Brush the bottom of a glass baking dish with olive oil and place the kale in the dish

4. Drizzle some olive oil onto the kale and brush it on or if you like, massage the oil in with your hands (I rarely do this and mostly use the same brush and dab the oil on the kale – 1 minute max)

5. Sprinkle some sea salt and bake in the oven at 250 for an hour or 325 for 20 minutes – until the kale is crispy

Voila!  They won’t last long.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  Enjoy!

Sarah is a Certified Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Group Fitness Instructor and Mother of 2. She is the creator of the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVD (available at www.sarahzahab.ca) as well as co-created the Elemental Workout®. Sarah owns Continuum Fitness and Movement Performance with her husband, John (www.continuumfitness.ca), a personal training studio in Westboro, Ottawa offering one on one coaching as well as group classes. Sarah is a former international fitness competitor and has been a nationally ranked race walker.

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  1. I tried Kale chips from a store, but they had a chewy kind of texture. The hubby and I didn’t like them much. I think they would have been better if they were crispy! I may have to try this recipe at home to see if we like them this way! I would sure love to get more superfoods into our home and snacktimes! 🙂

  2. I have been hearing about how these Kale Chips taste so good. I will have to look in my store to see where Kale is because I have never bought it before. I would like to make these Kale Chips and see if they are as good as they say! Thanks for recipe.


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