It's Pinspired Friday!
Today, I'm going to be talking about Kale chips. It's all started when yesterday at about 3:30 pm, I was starting to get really. really. hungry. The diet is going good... 3.8 pounds (as of this morning) down since we started this on the 27th... so I didn't want to throw all of my progress out the window. I needed something to satisfy that slightly salty, crunchy craving. I took a look at other pinner's ideas and enter...
Now, stay with me here. Kale? Chips? How could basically cabbage taste anything like chips? Well, they don't taste like your sour cream and cheddar chips, no, but kale is a great source of vitamins, nutrients, and it's ultra low in calories. And when you bake the kale, something amazingly awesome happens and it takes on a potato like taste. Plus, a whole bundle of kale is cheap cheap!
"One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus." - WebMD, The Truth About Kale
So yay kale! And now you want to try these out for yourself, right??
Here's what you'll need:
• Kale - I used about 3 or so large leaves.
• Olive oil
• Salt (I just used table salt, I imagine sea salt would be pretty tasty too)
You'll also want:
• An oven
• A baking sheet
Lay the leaves on your baking sheet in a single layer to ensure even cooking. Then, place the pan in the oven (make sure it's fully preheated to 350!) and cook for 9-10 minutes. You will want to keep an eye on them as all ovens are different. You're watching for that perfect moment where they are crispy, but not brown and burnt. They will take on a bitter taste if they're left in too long too!
Take them out of the oven, sprinkle a little salt on them and enjoy! This ultra low calorie snack is a snap to prepare and they'll get eaten quickly! :)
Thanks for following along and have a great weekend!