June 08

Oven Baked Kale Chips

Hopefully you enjoyed my post about how to get your house guest ready in a snap. Well, this situation became a reality for me on Saturday when I realized I had just about nothing in the house shortly before my girlfriend was coming over for a glass of wine.

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The perfect light snack to go with wine.

Luckily, I unearthed a fresh head of kale in my fridge. Kale chips it was. Within 15 minutes, I had a beautifully placed bowl heaping with warm kale chips for us to munch on with our wine.

These are a great, healthy snack. Because they are a little fragile, they don’t keep well (will crumble up a lot if tossed into a plastic bag for storing) – but thankfully, they are so quick to make that they’re never a burden.

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Crunchy & savory!

OVEN BAKED KALE CHIPS

Ingredients:
1 head of kale – any kind works – this particular day, I only had red kale, but I think Dino kale works best

Seasoned Salt

Black Pepper

Chili Powder

Smoked Paprika

Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Wash your kale, and tear it into medium sized pieces onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Remember the pieces will shrink once cooked, so don’t tear them too small. Pile them up in the middle of the baking sheet.

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Red kale is so gorgeous!

3.  Pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top of your kale, then your spices to taste. I like 2-3 shakes of the seasoned salt & smoked paprika, and then just a light shake of chili powder & black pepper.

By mixing right on the baking sheet, you eliminate the mess of a mixing bowl!

By mixing right on the baking sheet, you eliminate the mess of a mixing bowl!

4. Mix up the olive oil, spices & kale with your hands, and then lay the kale pieces out on the baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350 degrees, checking frequently to make sure they don’t burn.  Enjoy!

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!