Anyway, my husband is a big fan of greens. Turnip greens, collard greens, you name it. Me - not so much. So I typically buy the bags of them and send them to work with him so he can cook them for lunch/snacks (he works 12 hour shifts 4 days a week, so he's at work from 6 am to 6 pm - that's a long day!!) When our store has a managers special on kale, I buy those for him. Back when we were eating low-carb (need to be doing it again!) we kept talking about making kale chips, but just never did. So a couple of weeks ago, I had a huge bag of kale that only cost me $1.29, and it was needed to be used fast. I looked at kale chip recipes on the internet, and found one here that I thought sounded great.
Here is what I ended up doing to make our kale chips - it's a little different from the linked recipe...
Wash one bag of kale, tear leaves into smaller pieces, discard stems. Dry in paper towels (no salad spinner for us!). I was out of parchment paper, so I lined a pan with foil & sprayed it with olive oil Pam spray. Place a single layer of the kale leaves, drizzled with about 1 tbs olive oil, then I sprinkled them liberally with garlic powder & a seasoning blend called Sizzling Spicy Blend from the dollar store.
I baked these for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
|they shrink up quite a bit while baking, so make a couple of batches!|
When they came out, I placed them in a bowl and asked David if he wanted to try my "new version of potato chips". I was 100% certain that he would turn his nose up - after all, they are green leaves!! But to my surprise, he popped one in his mouth, said it was good, and asked for a plate so he could have more! He did request a spoonful of sour cream to dip them in, but I was cool with that - my son was asking for green veggies! I made two pans of kale chips, and have made them several times since, and my boy has eaten them every time. Yesterday at Kroger, David went right to the greens and picked out a ($1.29 managers special - raised him to look for deals, lol!) bag of Kale. Of course I bought the kale, and tomorrow, we'll make lots more kale chips for my little guy to munch on!!