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Kale is great and all, but it’s definitely not my favorite leafy green out there. Some may say I have a love-hate relationship with kale. Sometimes, I want a kale salad or kale juice, but other times I won’t touch some foods if kale is an ingredient in the dish. I think it has to do with how well the kale is washed (because these MF’s can be sandy and gross) and whether they’ve been de-ribbed. I hate kale ribs. They disgust me for some reason, no idea why. However, these kale crisps or kale chips are pretty awesome and I have no issue eating all of them. Mike, my boyfriend, first made me kale chips last year when we first started dating. I loved them then, and I still love them now. I had tried kale chips before Mike’s (they were store bought ones) but couldn’t justify spending $5 or $6 on a single bag of C-H-I-P-S. It seemed ludicrous, until Mike made me his homemade version. Now, we eat these on the regular. They aren’t oily and you can season them with whatever you like best: garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, cracked pepper, himalayan pink salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, or whatever floats your boat.

ingredients:

  • 6 large ribs kale, washed, de-ribbed
  • Salt
  • Nutritional yeast (about 2 – 3 tbsp)
  • Spray coconut oil

method:

This is so easy. Preheat the oven to 400°F. On a baking sheet, line with foil and spray heavily with the coconut oil. Place your kale leaves on the baking sheet. Spray the tops of the kale leaves, dust with salt and nutritional yeast. Flip them, and spray the other side of the kale leaves, plus dust again with salt and nutritional yeast. Yes, you want both sides oiled and seasoned. Pop this into the oven for about 10 minutes (perhaps longer), no need to flip. The kale crisps are done once they’re reached a crunchy/crispy texture. Remove from the oven, cool for a few minutes and enjoy! I can eat an entire baking sheet of these in less than 60 seconds… what am I even doing with my life. Do they have kale crisp eating contests?? Anyway, enjoy these on their own, with dips or hummus, or alongside a hearty sandwich. They’re a terrific snack and give potatoes the day off.

Thanks for visiting RWL!

~ Nat