Spicy Kale Chips

photo(59)

1 bunch Kale (any kind)

Olive Oil

salt

red pepper flakes

nutritional yeast

I was so excited to try this recipe!  As a part of a recent detox diet I have been avoiding my favorite salty snack pretzels and needed to find a good alternative.  Kale snacks definitely fulfill my salt craving and are still healthy and delicious.  I had another recipe I also wanted to try but it was a bit more steps that I wanted to take on this particular day so I decided to keep it simple, and the results were still wonderful!  Try these yourself and don’t forget to get creative with spices you enjoy like garlic, cayenne and or even a bit of cheese could work very well with these tasty green chips…

preheat oven to 350.  Wash and dry Kale thoroughly.  Rip into bite sized pieces and toss with Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast and Red Pepper flakes.  Start with a conservative amount of spices and add more to achieve desired flavor (say half a teaspoon to start).

photo(58)

Lay chips flat on a foiled or greased baking sheet.  You can overlap them a bit, but you want them to cook evenly and well, so one next to the other works best.

photo(60)

Cook for about ten minutes, keeping your eye on them the entire time.  Kale chips can burn quickly, and once they do they do not taste so good.  Mine probably needed to cook for less than ten minutes, but my oven is extremely hot and often higher than the set temperature.  Make sure you know if your oven is calibrated to the temperature on the dial before you begin a recipe like this!  OR get an oven thermometer for accuracy.  Once chips are done they will look darker in color and be crispy.  If you have a dehydrator you can use that to make your chips, but I am thankful to have the option to use this method as I do not have a dehydrator.  I loved the end result and ate them all before the night was through!  Enjoy yours!

Advertisements

One thought on “Spicy Kale Chips

  1. Pingback: May Newsletter: Spring Cleaning! | Lisa Resnick Therapy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s