[ Recipe ] Baked Kale Chips - Tastes just like Seaweed!

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Kale, kale, kale - oh how I've ever such good things about you. Kale has been growing in popularity in the past few years and lately I've gone and hopped on that bandwagon too. From kale chips to kale smoothies, kale has quickly made its home in my fridge. With its amazing fiber content, it only has 36 calories per one cup of kale. And the obviously fact that it has 0 grams of fat makes it all the more attractive to eat. This luscious green leafy vegetable is packed with vitamins. 

(Source: www.webmd.com) Supposedly one of the healthiest vegetables in the world, kale has 206% of the daily value of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C and 684% of vitamin K. It gets even more crazy, kale has more iron per calorie than beef. Wait for it.... it even has more calcium per calorie than milk.... what? Yeap that's right. Now wash your kale leaves to get started with this simple but delicious recipe! 

You will need the following:
1 gathering of kale
1 tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch of salt

Sounds easy already doesn't it? 
1) Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
2) Wash and completely dry the leaves with paper towels.
 (Any sort of water on the leaves will make it turn soggy when you have it in the oven.)
 3) Have your oven pans coated with tin foil 
4) Tear the kale leaves from the stem and into bite size pieces
5) Spread the pieces evenly throughout your pan
6) Drizzle the olive oil onto the leaves, making sure every leave has some
7) Add that pinch of salt!
8) Use your hands or salad tongs to get the ingredients evenly distributed 



Afterward those 7 steps, they should looks like this:


Glistening in the light, ready to be placed in the oven and baked!

After 5 minutes or so, I like to check on them and mix them up so each piece gets even heat. They should only take 10-15 minutes in the oven at 375 degrees Celsius. However, if the edges are lightly toasted brown they should also be good to take out. You can take a piece out and try to see if its ready but do be careful! When the time is right, get your oven mitts on and open the oven door, take out the beautiful tray of kale chips and place it on a heat resistant surface.


Wait a couple minutes to allow cooling of the chips and then you are ready to place it on a dish.
Great snack to share or just eat to treat yourself
(look how little calories there are, I would eat it all myself)
Have your first taste and you would be surprised how closely the taste resembles Korean seaweed packs. The ones that are flooding asian supermarkets and asian TV ads. The texture and taste mimics every feature except without all the extra unnecessary flavourings and chemical processes. 
If you ever get an urge to open a giant pack of potato chips, resist that urge for 20 minutes, make a batch of kale chips, and satisfy that urge with this amazing recipe! They will last for a good 3-4 days in a air tight container or zip-lock bag. 

Remember all those crazy health benefits and enjoy!

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3 comments

  1. You have a nice recipe about how to make baked kale chips.
    Kale chips has been growing in popularity in past few years. Kale chips is more useful for your health, it has enough salt, Iron, Vitamin, calorie for your body to function properly.

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  2. So delicious! They never last 3-4 days for me though, they are gone as soon as they leave the oven! Yum!!

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  3. This is ghetto, but I season my kale chips with packets of instant miso and and chili powder. SOooo good, and makes the chips taste even more like seaweed!

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