Crunchy and salty kale chips snack
On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m showing you how to make a tasty kale chips recipe in the oven.
- Do you like salty foods?
- Do you have cravings for crunchy snacks?
If you’re nodding your head right now, I’d say you also love potato chips.
So here’s the good news.
When you earn it by completing the right types of workouts, you can still enjoy potato chips on occasion, while Living Lean.
But here’s even better news
I have a healthier potato chip alternative for you, that’s also:
- a vegetable
And no, it’s not a pickle.
On today’s edition of Brad’s Cookbook, we are making a tasty kale chips recipe in the oven.
If you’ve never had kale chips before, I know it may not sound that appetizing.
Kale chips: your new crunchy and salty fix
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But trust me, we are going to take this green leafy vegetable and make it into a delicious, healthy, and tasty recipe.
These kale chips will also fill your salty and crunchy late night hunger cravings.
Lets get to work.
How to make a tasty kale chips recipe in the oven
Salty and Crunchy Kale Chips
Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
Wash the kale, then dry it in a salad spinner or with a paper towel.
Remove the thick crunchy stem of the kale from the kale leaves with a paring knife. Do not include the stem in this recipe. The kale chips are just made with the leaf. Throw the stem in the compost, then cut each leaf of kale into a potato chip sized bite.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. I find parchment paper works better.
Place the kale on the baking sheet, in a single layer. Here is a very important tip. Do not place the kale on top of each other. If you create a double layer of kale, the kale chips will not have the same crunchy texture as a potato chip. If you're making more than 1-2 servings, use two baking sheets.
Note: to ensure the oil and salt evenly covers the kale chips, you can also mix the kale, olive oil, and salt together in a bowl, before adding to the baking sheet.
If you have leftover kale that doesn't fit on the baking sheet, add it to a glass storage container, store it in the fridge, and make another serving of kale chips tomorrow night.
For a regular sized baking sheet, drizzle 1-2 tsp of olive oil on top of the kale. Do not use too much olive oil as it will make the kale chips soggy rather than crunchy.
Add some sea salt to the palm of your hand, then sprinkle over top of the kale.
You can also add other optional toppings including: lemon juice, curry powder, nutritional yeast, or red pepper flakes to really spice it up. But for this kale chips recipe, I'm keeping it simple by just adding olive oil and sea salt.
Once the oven is pre-heated to 350F, add the baking sheet to the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Make sure you watch it bake very closely. Once you see the corners of the kale start to get crispy, remove it from the heat as you do not want to overcook it.
After 10 minutes is up, check to see if your kale chips are looking good and smelling delicious. You can also take a bite to see if they're crunchy. If you hear the crunch, your kale chips are done.
Nutrition Info (per serving):
- You don’t always have to stick to these basic ingredients. Switch it up by adding different spices to your kale chips. Adding nutritional yeast gives it a delicious cheesy flavor.
- Be sure to follow the baking instruction times, as well as the very important tip of always laying the kale on the baking sheet in a single layer.
- If you’re concerned about heating the olive oil, you can also switch to a healthy higher heat oil, such as avocado oil. Just make sure you don’t use too much oil as it’ll make the kale chips soggy.
Damn that’s good
Not only is this kale chips recipe so simple to make, we also used easy, simple, and healthy ingredients.
Trust me, you are going to love the salty and crunchy combo.
Give this kale chips recipe a try for yourself.
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- What do you eat to fulfill your salty and crunchy fix?
- Have you tried any other spices on your kale chips?
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