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Healthy oven baked kale chips (great for snacks)

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Snacking can be part of our healthy diet. Healthy snacks can help to fuel us with energy and nutrients. Healthy snacks can also help with curbing craving and manage our appetite so we feel less hungry and less likely to eat sweet or unhealthy food.


I would like to share with you one of my favorite snack - baked kale chips. Why? First, kale is a heathy vegetable and it is full of antioxidants. Second, it is crunchy and tastes good! How many of us like to snack on potato chips? Why don't you try kale chips instead! Third, I grow them in my garden and I have too many. I am trying to come up with new ideas of eating it fast :)


Ingredients:

1 large bunch of kales (8 to 10 ounces)

2 tablespoon olive oil

¼ cup sesame seed

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions:

1.Wash and then pat dry all the kales with paper towels

2.Remove the leaves from the thick stems. Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces and put in a container

3.Sprinkle kale leaves with black pepper, salt, sesame seed and drizzle some oil, and then massage the oil and seasonings into the kale leaves

5.Brush some oil on the baking sheet and place the kale in a single layer on the baking sheets

6.Bake in 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until crisp around 10-15 minutes (Watch closely as it can burn easily)

7.Remove from oven and let it cool

8.Enjoy immediately! Kale chips are best eaten within a few hours


Storage:

Store leftovers in an air-tight container at room temperature up to 1-2 days.

You can toss the crispy kale chips with more seasonings such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, nutritional yeast if desired.

If you have any nutrition questions or would like to book one on one nutrition consultation, please contact Elaine.

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