Kale Chips

I’ve always been skeptical of kale – spinach and lettuce seemed like simpler alternatives, and besides, “who really eats kale anyways,” I thought? But, seeing all the health benefits that kale offered, I decided to give it a try and wouldn’t you know…it wasn’t that bad! In fact, it was pretty darn good so I began to experiment and I stumbled upon the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious snack of all time – kale chips. I tried a lot of different variations before landing on this recipe – give it a try and be sure to let us know what you think.

2 bunches of fresh kale
*1-2 cloves minced garlic
* Seasoning and herbs, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
3 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is definitely better than the shaker kind, we promise!)

* The seasonings and garlic can be substituted for basil, oregano, parsley, or any kind of seasoning that you prefer (I prefer Italian.) But, be sure to use fresh whenever possible, you’ll definitely notice a difference in the taste!

– Remove stems from kale
– Chop into bite sized pieces
– Wash and dry well
– Place the kale in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, sea salt, and garlic
– Lay the kale flat on a large baking sheet, leaving space in between each piece
– Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes
– Flip the pieces over and cook 8 more minutes, or until the edges are crisp and light brown
– Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
– Serve immediately or store in an airtight container

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