Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Homemade Living Series-Krunchy Kale Chips

Welcome back to the 
Homemade Living Series.
This week Staci, Sue and I share our homemade ideas.

This Red Russian kale was acquired from my farmer friends Faye & Lynn.
I've never been able to eat anything in the brassica family
because it just plain, tears me up.
After a bit of research on this true superfood,
I decided to give it a try.
Kale is rich in fiber, calcium and iron, all nutrients I could use more of.
Kale chips seemed like the way to go.

I rinsed the greens.
They are pesticide-free, so a quick bath did the trick.

Drying is the most important step in the process.
The greens must be totally dry or the chips won't crisp up.

I even laid them on tea towels outside for a bit.

I tossed them with a little olive oil, salt and garlic powder.
You can make them spicy or not.
They were baked in a 275 degree oven for 10 minutes,
then turned over and cooked another 10 minutes.

They fill the need for that crunchy craving 
while adding so many good nutrients.
Hmmm, what else can be made into chips...

Next Wednesday Jackie, Mary and Tammy
  will share their ideas as our Series continues.

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  1. I discovered these delicious little things this year. So good!!! I also like a tad bit of nutritional yeast sprinkled on. :)

  2. Yum yum! I've made kale chips a couple times before and they are really great for snacking. The first time I didn't realize how you had to have them totally dry before baking so they weren't as good. So it's nice that you shared that tip as well :)

    1. I'm gonna throw 'em in my salad. Hope you have some to enjoy soon!

  3. I LOVE kale chips! I make mine in the dehydrator.The recipe I've been using is time consuming and rich with a cashew sauce massaged into the kale leaves...delicious, but too fatty to have regularly. This recipe on the other hand looks really nice and simple and not too oily which I like and it is therefore more likely to get made around here. ;-)

  4. My kids love kale chips! It's a great snack for them. I think it's one of those things a lot of people don't want to try by when they do they love them. I found you over at The Backyard Farming Connection today, glad you shared!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I haven't won my Lil' Guy over yet with the kale chips. We'll keep trying though!


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