I love this healthy snack!  It is so delicious!  Don’t knock it until you tried it!

Make them on your own.

~ Get a bunch of kale (found at the local grocery store or markets)
~ cut or rip the leafy part of the hard stem
~ wash in a salad spinner (if you don’t have one just run under water and pat (use dish towel, not paper towel) or shake dry
~ in a bowl use 1 – 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix in with the kale
~ add in your favourite seasoning – salt, balsamic vinegar (my fav), soya sauce, spices, herbs, etc.
~ place on a cookie sheet in one layer
~ bake at 350 in the oven for 10 – 15 min.  They should come out crispy and not brown.  Watch them so they do not brown/burn.

These are best eaten out of the oven or up to 3 – 4 hrs later.  They are not that great the next day.  Plus, once you start eating them you won’t be able to stop!  🙂

Other ways to incorporate the very green veggie into your healthy eating plan:
– put it in smoothies: Just rip it up and throw it in (don’t use the stem – just the leaf).  Try putting it in first so it grinds up well.  Can’t even tell it’s in there!
– in stir fry: rip up or cut the leaf off the stem and throw it in (closer to the end of cooking time)
– in the juicer: you do not get that much juice from it, but if you want some green in there it will work
– in salad: put it in salad with other leafy greens
– plain: just pop it in your mouth and chew away

It’s a great veggie and I hope you try it and incorporate it into your eating habits!

How have you used kale?

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