So, I’m not exactly a trend-setter. I’m more of what you might call a trend-copier. And really, I’m not even good at that. I tend to catch onto really hot trends right as they’re on the way out the door, and then I hang onto them long after they’re considered cool. Yeah, I’m that girl. This would all work out find if I could hang onto my clothes long enough for them to come back in style and be considered “vintage,” but I every few years I have a serious Feng Shui attack and empty my wardrobe of everything I haven’t worn in the last 6 months.
I’m definitely the same way when it comes to food. You’re all probably tired of seeing recipes for kale chips, since they’ve show up here, here and here and I’m sure plenty of other places as well. Heck, you can even find these at your local grocery store now. But even then, I still had to try them out for myself. I was incredibly skeptical that something so simple could really be as delicious of a snack as everyone raved.
I’m here to tell you though, I am 100% on the kale chip bandwagon. These were easier to make than I could have though possible, and as a snack to munch on while sitting in front of the TV, these were just as good, if not better than your average popcorn or chips. Plus, they are loaded with nutrition, which means that you truly have a guilt-free snack. I’m definitely hanging onto this recipe forever, even if it does go out of style.
1 bunch of kale
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Wash the kale thoroughly to remove any grit and pat with towels to remove the excess water. Rip the leaves of the kale away from the stems and discard the stems.
Lay the leaves out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkly with salt and pepper. (I would start out light on the salt and pepper, you can always add more later)
Bake the kale for about 20 minutes, or until crisp. Allow to cool and then transfer to a bowl. Enjoy your guilt-free snack all afternoon.