Lately I have been watching what I eat and even trying a great detox where I lost 11 pounds in a month. Two months later I still have the 16 pounds off! In the process I have been trying to identify healthy alternatives to the food I normally might gravitate too. When cooking is a passion it can be challenging at times.
Kale is a super food and thought to be one of the must have foods in your diet. Being a bit of a picky eater I thought I would try Kale Chips. I was pleasantly surprised to find how much I enjoyed them. I remembered seeing them pop up in various blog posts awhile back so I went off to do my own experiment.
I took the washed Kale and and ripped it up. Since I found you can buy a bag at Trader Joe’s already washed and torn. I let the kale dry on paper towels. Then I placed them on a silpat lined baking sheet.
On one half I gently tossed with a little bit of olive oil and then sprinkled with parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and salt. The other half I lightly tossed in a sweet and spicy vinaigrette.
The were really good. Addicting too! You will find your self dipping in for just one more! I served these at my launch party for Arbonne, I decided to sell the products I had fallen in love with and these chips were the hit of the party. Everyone wanted the recipe so now you can bake your own kale chips at home!
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Baked Kale Chips
3 cups Kale torn into pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of chile flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl place the kale and gently toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread out a silpat lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt, parmesan cheese and chile flakes.
Bake 12-20 minutes until the kale is crisp and crackly. Remove from oven and serve.