Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kids in the Kitchen - Crunchy Kale Chips

Here is my first post of "Kids in the Kitchen", a series of recipes that older kids can make themselves, younger kids can make with adults, and parents can feel good about, while letting their kids indulge in their favorite treats.

I had the privilege of spending the day with my two grandchildren recently and we made our own veggie chips.  With just three ingredients, and about 20 minutes, we made a healthy, tasty, crunchy treat.  Evyn, at the right, is showing us the Curly Green Kale we used that day, but any kale will work.  Here is the simple recipe:

 Kale Veggie Chips
1 Bunch Kale
2 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tsp Sea Salt 

Wash the kale and strip the greens off the middle stalk. Tear them into pieces and put in a bowl (it might make two bowls full - ours did).

Drizzle the olive oil over the kale and sprinkle with sea salt.  Massage the oil and salt into the leaves for a couple minutes, until all pieces are nice and shiny. 

Then just place the pieces on a cookies pan in a single layer.  You will need a couple cookie pans because you don't want to overlap the pieces.

Kaeden is doing a great job laying out his kale pieces.

Now just bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  They should be crispy but not starting to burn.

Let them cool and then.........


Thanks Evyn and Kaeden.  You are great 
"Kids in the Kitchen"

P.S.  Adults love these as much as kids!

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