LifeWise Kitchen – Baked Kale Chips

Lifewise Kitchen Thursday, October 24, 2013 Written by

Welcome to LifeWise Kitchen! We’ve teamed up with Nourish NorthwestBastyr University and Guckenheimer to provide you with healthy and delicious recipes all year long. Check out our latest post – a fall snack recipe from Guckenheimer – in the LifeWise Kitchen series below.

One leafy green that seems to be on everyone’s mind this fall is kale – a justifiable darling of nutritionists. A one cup serving of kale contains more than the daily requirements of vitamins A and C, and is a great source of calcium as well.

Turn kale into your favorite afternoon snack with this simple recipe for crunchy baked kale chips.

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Baked Kale Chips

Ingredients

    1. 2 cups kale
    2. 2 teaspoons olive oil
    3. ⅓ teaspoon sea salt

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
    2. Wash and remove large pieces of stems from the kale leaves. Pat dry. Tear into large, bite-sized pieces.
    3. Place kale pieces in a bowl and drizzle with oil. Scrunch and toss the kale to evenly distribute the oil.
    4. Lay kale leaves in a single layer on a lined sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt.
    5. Bake in oven until the leaves are crispy, but still dark green.

Note: Crispy kale will go stale rapidly so serve immediately after preparation.

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