Thursday, June 21, 2012

Making Kale Chips: A Photo Tutorial

Kale is a leafy vegetable that is part of the cruciferous family. It is packed with phytonutrients that support healthy liver detoxification.
Kale chips are a healthy and delicious snack. Never made them? Here's a handy tutorial that shows you how quick and easy it can be. Feel free to skip the potato chips and dig into these crispy treats instead!
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Start out by rinsing the stalks of kale, and you can let them dry out on a towel while you work. For one person, use about three stalks. For a family, clean up the whole bunch.

Tear the leaf away from the stalk, then tear the leaves into medium-size chunks.

When you have torn all of your leaves into chunks, drizzle with some olive oil and toss. Use about 1 tsp. if you're making them for one, or use 1-11/2 T. if you're making a bunch.

Spread the leaves out in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with salt and your choice of additional seasonings.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the edges turn brown. Enjoy!

Read more about the healthy benefits and nutrients found in kale at World's Healthiest Foods