Healthy salty yummy snacks? Sometimes I think there is no such thing. O.o
There are times when you just want something salty to munch on that’s healthy and there is nothing in your kitchen but Hot Cheetos, and Spicy Chicharrones, and Lay’s Kettle Chips. But you feel so guilty. If you don’t…I do. I feel my BUTT just getting larger with every delicious Hot Cheeto that I consume. I feel my arms getting flappier with those crispy airy chicharrones that I eat! I FEEL MY FACE JUST GETTING BLOATED WITH THE FATTY SALTY DELICIOUSNESS OF THE LAYS KETTLE CHIP (ANY FLAVOR CAUSE THEY ARE ALL SO FREAKING DAMN DELICIOUS) DAMN YOU JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY!!! *SHAKES ANGRY FIST*
Guilty…pleasures. I often lose the inner war with me and any bag of chips…then just shortly following 5 minutes after I consumed the entire bag meant for a large party of probably 20…I live in just a whole ton of regret and sadness. Lol. Story of my life. On repeat!! =\
So you ask…what do you do?! I decided if I have to have chips at least I should TRY to attempt to make them healthier. I’m made my own Kale chips. WHY?! Because buying them are just freaking expensive. And the store bought ones are freaking nasty. Lol.
I WANT SOMETHING DELICIOUS for pete’s sake!!
HERE WE GOOOO….
What I do is I usually buy the already washed, already cut Kale because I’m the laziest person in all the lands.
From there, I spread the kale out on a flat cookie sheet with a parchment paper and I rip off all the stalks off because they are tuff and they don’t cook well and they remind me of eating wood chips. Nobody enjoys eating wood chips. If you do…good on you! You must get lots of fiber! 🙂
PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 275. I’m not lying. Don’t do what everyone else on the internet does and do it at 400 or 350. You’ll burn your precious kale and parts will be cooked and other parts will still be weirdly wet and soggy. 🙂
Now…toss said kale (make sure it’s not wet with water) with 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil. See…healthy…right?
Try to rip the pieces of kale into similar sizes so you don’t have a hodgepodge of weirdness going on in your kale chip bowl.
Then add your favorite seasoning! I love garlic salt and cayenne pepper together as a combo. Grated Parmesan and black pepper are delicious too! Use your imagination! Share with me your creations!
Bake at 275 for a timed 15 minutes!
And BAM salty snack is DONE.
EASY PEASY and so much healthier than potato chips.
Make sure you let the chips cool completely (stand alone). Try not to eat them all right out of the oven.
If you pile them on top of each other while they are still hot, the bottom pieces will be soggy! No one likes soggy kale chips!
EASY KALE CHIPS
Healthy! Delicious! Guilt FREE! And they help you poo I think…
Difficulty Level: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes per batch
Ingredients: (I do this in batches)
4 cups of chopped Kale
1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
Seasonings of choice
- Either chop or get prechopped Kale. Your kale MUST be dry, otherwise they will come out soggy!
- Remove stalks because no one likes those…
- Toss with Olive Oil
- Spread out evenly on cookie sheet for even cooking
- Bake at 275 for 15 minutes
Last Tidbid: I like to make this in batches. I tend to make 4 batches and eat them within two days. Just make sure you are gentle with them because they are very thin after baking! If you are not gentle, you will have kale dust…lol!