Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale is such a versatile vegetable. It can transform many dishes and is great in juice or smoothies. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables around. It is full of vitamins like vitamin A, K, C, B6, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium to name a few. It is also loaded with antioxidants, which help counteract damage, by free radicals. Kale is delicious both raw and cooked. I made two variations with the Kale Chips, Plain Kale Chips and Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips.

What you need for the Kale Chips:

1 Bunch of Kale

1 Tablespoon of Herbed (or regular) Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

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What to do:

Wash your Kale thoroughly! Kale is a root bound vegetable and it can get dirt stuck in between the leaves. I like to use a fruit and vegetable wash. I pour a little bit into a big bowl and fill it with water. Take each leaf and dunk it into the mixture. Then lay it out on paper towels to dry.

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  1. Take a sharp knife and cut the inside stalk out. You only want to use the leafy part.

2. Tear into pieces and place into a large bowl. You need enough room to mix all the ingredients in.

3. Add olive oil and massage the Kale. Yes, you heard right. You need to massage the Kale. Massaging the Kale helps break down the tough, bitter fibers in the Kale. It helps it become less bitter and softer. The olive oil is also great for your hands!

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4. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper. This is to your taste. I love pepper so I used 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of pepper.

5. Mix again and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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6. Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. If you like your Kale to be even crunchier, add another 5 minutes.

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For the Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips, you will need:

1 Bunch of Kale

1 Tablespoon of Herbed (or regular) Olive Oil

2 large cloves of garlic, crushed

¼ shredded Parmesan Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

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4. Follow the steps above (1-4) and add the garlic and parmesan cheese with the salt and pepper.

5. Mix again and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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6. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. This one needed a little extra time to be crispy.  This is my favorite variation of Kale Chips so far!

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It is hard to eat all the Kale Chips in one day (not impossible, but hard), so, wrap a left over dish with parchment paper and put in the Kale Chips. If they are a little soggy the next day, you could quickly reheat them in the oven again.

I hope everyone enjoys making Kale Chips. If you make any of my recipes, please let me know! You can either tag them on Instagram @lovegfreelife or email me at lovegfreelife@gmail.com! Happy cooking!

Xoxo

Jenn