Friday, August 1, 2014

Kale Chips: How to make kale seem like junk food to your kids!

Fresh kale.
My kids love to eat kale and yours can, too! I never used to buy kale, but this nutrient rich vegetable is now a family favorite and part of our 4-day rotation diet. I can often buy it for a $1/bunch, which makes it fairly frugal, too!

Kale can be a yummy addition to soups (see my Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup), but more often than not, we simply cut the kale up into pieces and bake them. It takes me less than five minutes to prepare and about ten minutes to cook; it takes the family two minutes to eat up. They love it.

Call them Kale Chips and your kids will think it's junk food. At least mine do. Trust me, these taste better than you think!

After being cut up into chip-size pieces and ready to go in the oven!

Simple Kale Chip Recipe

Bunch of Kale
Oil of choice

1. Cut up the kale leaves off the hard middle vein, into chip-size pieces.
2. Place pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer.
3. Drizzle oil lightly over kale and sprinkle with salt.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until kale starts to brown up and get a little crunchy. Enjoy!

Eating up our kale!

Even toddler-approved!
Here's our full dinner plate last night,
complete with honey mustard glazed pork ribs,
corn, and kale chips.

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