Why You Should Give Kale Chips a Chance

If you’re reading this, that means you decided to read this Monday’s post even though it had “kale” in the title- so thanks. I promise it’ll be worth it.

 

First of all- no, kale chips do not taste like Lays potato chips. If you’re seriously craving Lays, these will probably not satisfy that craving. I’m a big advocate of “everything in moderation.” That being said, Kale chips are more for when you want a healthy, but still good, snack. I make them when I have a lot of homework to do, because they’re salty and crispy and I don’t feel guilty when I eat a ton of them over the course of my 3-hour study span.

The Wonders of Kale:

low in calories

high in fiber

lots ofΒ potassium, vitamin C and B6 Β (heart health!)Β 

 

Here is an easy version of the recipe for ya-
  1. Pour a glass of wine, take a sip, add a little more. (unless you’re making these for studying…)
  2. Preheat the oven to 300
  3. Make sure the Kale is very dry (if you had to wash it, it needs to be left to dry or blow-dried if you don’t wanna wait for it to dry…not kidding…)
  4. Cut the center stems out of the middle of the kale and throw them away
  5. Rip the kale into little “chips”
  6. Spread the kale chips on a cookie sheet
  7. Use your hands to rub some olive oil on the chips (only use about 3/4 tablespoon)
  8. Salt and pepper ’em
  9. Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Take them out, mix them around a little, then back in for 8-10 more minutes.
  11. Then you’re set! Enjoy, and let me know if you like them!! πŸ™‚

 

Β P.S. I know they look like rabbit food. I promise they don’t taste like it.

P.S.S. They pair very well with red wine. Big fan.

P.S.S.S. Are you supposed to add another Β S or another P when you do multiple P.S.’s?

P.S.S.S.S. (or P.P.P.P.S.)Β Kale is pretty cheap; usually $0.99-$1.99 for a bundle

 

15 Comments

  1. Daynna Hartjes

    October 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Dying at “1. Pour a glass of wine, take a sip, add a little more”, hahaha. If I’m being honest I hate the taste of kale no matter where I eat it, but maybe I need to give it one more chance. If there’s wine involved, it can’t be that bad right?! πŸ˜›

    1. Erika

      October 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Hahaha with wine, anything is worth trying…that’s how I ended up eating caterpillers in Africa….lol πŸ™‚ But seriously, I don’t really like kale in salads or anything, but this is like chips! πŸ™‚

  2. Annaliese

    October 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I am not a kale fan but maybe with an adult beverage I would be brave enough to try these. πŸ˜‰ You may have convinced me haha!!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    1. Erika

      October 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Do it!!! You’ll be so surprised. I went in with very low expectations, but now I crave them! πŸ™‚

  3. Anna

    October 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve never had kale chips before, but I may have to pair them with wine one of these nights!

    1. Erika

      October 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Do it!! πŸ™‚ Let me know if you like it!

  4. Jordyn

    October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I like kale and kale chips, so yummy!

  5. nicholle

    October 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I just had some sauteed kale with garlic the other day & surprisingly loved it! These sound yummy.
    -Nicholle
    http://www.nicholllesophia.com

  6. McKenna Bleu

    October 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I know kale is so good for you. I need to have a more open mind. πŸ™‚

    1. Erika

      October 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      I’m making them as we speak, because I’ve been craving them alllll day. πŸ™‚

  7. Jenny

    October 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I actually have never tried kale before because I’m a baby but it’s something I just need to go ahead and try haha.

  8. Ash

    October 12, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Okay I have never had kale chips before but I eat kale naturally, so I can try this! I love how you wrote the recipe!

    Ash | http://www.theashtreejournal.com

  9. Kait Around The Kingdom

    October 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I could see my mom loving these! I guess I might have to give them a try too!

  10. Kristen

    October 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve never tried kale chips before, but I think I’ll give them a try after reading this πŸ™‚

  11. Danielle

    October 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I tried kale chips and didn’t like them…probably because I don’t like the taste…haha My favorite is spinach chips though! You prepare them pretty much the same as the kale chips..have you tried them?

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