You probably know that it is a good idea to eat dark leafy greens, but do you know how to prepare them?
For the longest time I didn’t have a clue and avoided them when going shopping for groceries. That was until I came across a simple way to make a healthy snack using kale. I very much dislike soggy kale, and I am unable to eat it.
Now things have changed and I buy kale regularly and make this 1-2-3 easy snack that is gone in less than a day.
I buy a bunch of dark green kale and wash them, dry them in my salad spinner, cut off the stems and rip the leafs into pieces about the size of potato chips.
In a bowl I mix the leafs with a tablespoon of olive oil and gently move the leaves around in the bowl till they all have a coating of oil on them.
Now it is time for the seasoning. I don’t use salt because I feel that the kale chips turn out way too salty even if I just use a little, but you can experiment as you like. Instead I use a pinch of freshly ground pepper and a variety of other ingredients.
Yesterday I made two different types:
Kale with pepper and sesame seeds and kale with pepper and curry powder
My favourite was the curry powder and Bob liked the sesame seeds the best.
The point is that you can use any flavouring you like and customize the kale chips to your perfection.
Heat the oven till 175 C (350 F) and place each piece of kale flat on an oven pan covered with parchment paper. Make sure each piece is separate on the pan. Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don’t turn black. When they begin to brown on the edges it is time to take them out and let them cool on the oven pan.
They are now ready to eat as a snack before dinner, as a side dish with your dinner or simply as a snack whenever you feel like eating a snack 🙂