I have to admit, when I first heard the idea about kale chips, I thought that some health extremist must be very desperate to find a way to find a supplement for potato chips. But isn’t it funny how you hear about one idea and then it just seems to blow up. You just keep finding similar recipes. For instance, I don’t know where all this salted caramel stuff came from but I see it all over the place now. But instead of passing judgment, I decided to try them for myself to discover what all the “hoopla” was about. I took these bad boys to work and to my surprise people loved them! In fact, I had one co-worker tell me that his wife has made them about 5 times. Do you have any idea how good that made me feel? Well I’ll tell ya. Darn tootin good.
But back to kale, kale is a super food. So it is exceptionally good for you. I like kale. In fact, when I make certain smoothies, I put a few leaves in my smoothies for the extra iron and additional nutrients. Also, I have made sautéed kale mixed with spinach and garlic. Kale works best for me when it is cooked that way because by itself it has a slightly rubbery texture. Whereas, spinach is easier to chew. A single serving of kale has 36 calories and 5 grams of fiber (WebMd, 2011). Not to mention is loaded with antioxidants and anti-cancer ninjas that can fight off the cancerous free radicals that are floating in your body. If you do like kale, I want you to try to make these kale chips and let me know what you think. You don’t have to season with garlic, you can use seasoning salt or Cajun seasoning. Go crazy! One thing is for sure, this recipe is stupid easy.