Really Easy Kale Crisps

I love green vegetables and I love crisps!
hese are a fantastic alternative to potato crisps when craving crispy, salty deliciousness. With zero guilt!

My best friend Karina originally cooked these for me and I was surprised just how easy they are to make.

You do need to stand by the oven though, as there is a fine line between getting your kale crisps crunchy and burning them.

Why eat kale crisps?
Considered the king of green superfoods, kale is jam-packed full of goodness including antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K and minerals.
Kale is said to be one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world.

What You Need:
Baking Trays

  • Ingredients:
  • A bag of Kale
  • Olive Oil
  • A pinch of sea salt (I love Maldon sea salt flakes)
  • Paprika, smoked paprika or chilli powder (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Remove the stalks from the kale and spread onto a baking tray evenly. Use more than one baking tray so the kale doesn’t overlap, otherwise, the crisps will go soggy.
  3. Drizzle sparingly with olive oil. Less is more!
  4. Season with salt. Add spices if desired. Once again, use sparingly. You can always add more after baking.
  5. Massage in to evenly distribute oil and seasoning
  6. Cook in the oven for 8-12 minutes
  7. Check the crisps after 4-6 minutes to make sure they are cooking evenly. Move them around the tray a little using a spatula.
  8. Empty into a bowl and enjoy with absolutely no guilt

(9. Don’t answer the door or have a snog without checking in the mirror first, you are likely to have green kale caught in your teeth!)


Nutritional Bit if you’re interested
Nutritional facts to persuade you that kale is king:
Taken from Authority Nutrition

A single cup of raw kale contains:
Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene)
Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA
Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA
Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA
Manganese: 26% of the RDA
Calcium: 9% of the RDA
Copper: 10% of the RDA
Potassium: 9% of the RDA
Magnesium: 6% of the RDA
It contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus
All from 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fibre) and 3 grams of protein.


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