I made kale chips this evening in order to take a picture for the blog. I pulled them out of the oven, just as the girls were finishing dinner. I love kale chips and usually dive right in when they come out of the oven. I gave the girls some to try and they were a HUGE hit. I'm talking every-baby's-love-for-fruit huge. If they didn't have kale chips in front of them, they would growl and yell at me. I couldn't get a good picture of Teagan, who also loved to crush them in her hands, but here's a good picture of Quinn, who probably devoured half of the tray herself.
And of course, the recipe!
1 bunch of organic kale
Apprxomiately 1 tbsp. olive oil
A lemon (the vitamin C will help your body absorb the iron in the kale!)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
- Remove the leaves from the stems and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- Toss kale pieces in olive oil and lemon juice (try ¼ - ½ lemon) and sea salt to taste
- Bake for approximately 90 minutes
Note: Resist the urge to increase the temperature. Cooking at a low temperature dehydrates the kale and preserves much of the nutrition. Also resist the urge to add more oil because that will only make the chips soggy.
Our kale is in the oven right now!ReplyDelete