Before I get into today’s post I just want to apologize for not replying to any of your comments recently.. My comment reply function has been acting up and I’m not sure why. I LOVE getting comments and hearing from you all, so keep them comin’, but don’t be offended/surprised if I don’t reply back right away. Once it’s fixed I’ll go back and reply 🙂
Phew, glad I got that off my chest. Moving on…
Today we are going to talk about my second favorite food after ice cream: kale. Yes, kale. I feel like people either love kale or hate it, but I’m going to attempt to win all you kale haters over with kale chips. …did that catch your attention? I hope so.
So what about kale chips anyway? Well, the other day I was in Whole Foods browsing the snacks and saw a package of kale chips for $7 [insert emoji with eyes popping out of its head]. I couldn’t believe it. Well, actually I could because it’s Whole Foods but… $7? An entire bunch of kale usually costs between 1-$2. So, I decided to buy a whole bunch of kale and make my own kale chips, which I’d never made before.
I was sort of just winging it, though, in some ways, it’s the same process as making crunchy roasted chickpeas. Miguel was very anxious to try some.. “Did they turn out?!” Yeah…. yeah I think so? <<me in shock when something turns out on the first try 😀 I am convinced more and more that practice makes perfect, and that the more you cook/bake, the better you’ll get! But enough philosophy for the day, what I want to talk about are these chips! First of all, they are super easy to make. If they turned out on the first try for me, then you know they must be simple 😉
I kid you not, right after I made these I served them to Miguel and the friend I am staying with and they both downed them in minutes—minutes! I didn’t think men would like healthy kale chips but I clearly I don’t know anything.
If you’re anything like me and have seen kale chips and even thought about making kale chips well, you should definitely give them a try. Take it from a kale chip newbie! <<that’s a real thing as of riiiiight now. These chips taste like half kale and half spicy deliciousness of whatever seasoning you decide to use. I used a South African Smoke blend from Trader Joe’s, but any seasoning will do the trick! They’re crunchy and light and extremely addicting, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! If you ever buy a bundle of kale and aren’t sure what to do with all of it, I’d definitely recommend making some kale chips.
3 Ingredient Kale Chips
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 2-4 1x
- 2 cups kale, stems removed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1–2 tsp of your favorite seasoning
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Remove kale from the stems and then tear into bite-size pieces.
- Place in a strainer and rinse well; Lay flat on a baking sheet (or two) and allow some time for the kale to dry. I waited about an hour but you don’t necessarily have to wait this long.
- Once the kale is mostly dry, add olive oil and seasoning. Make sure you get the olive oil to cover all of the kale but don’t add too much of it or else the kale will be soggy.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Q: Have you ever made kale chips? What’s your favorite way to eat kale?