My new favorite snack food for when I’m not actually that hungry but need to eat something to concentrate. Also for when I’m actually hungry.
I rarely eat kale under normal circumstances. I’m not a big fan of bitter greens. But baking kale into crisp, salty flakes tones down the bitterness to a subtle, delicious undertone. Combined with the crispiness and a touch of salt, this is perfect! They honestly taste so much better than “kale chips” sounds! They’re also cheaper and have a fuller, more complex flavor than the roasted seaweed I used to eat as focus-inducing snack food. Plus, who can argue with the extra vitamins?
Super easy to make:
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Rinse and dry the kale.
- Tear or cut the kale into pieces of whatever size your heart desires.
- Toss kale pieces in olive oil until lightly covered. Add more olive oil if you’d like. Sprinkle and toss with salt.
- Arrange pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp.
Yield: Bowl(s) of snacking delight.
These go great with crackers and cheese:
But possibly even better as a stand-alone snack.