Getting my kids to eat vegetables, especially leafy ones, isn’t the easiest thing to do. Sometimes they will eat broccoli, corn, peas, carrots, but leafs just aren’t their thing. To my surprise, my daughter said that she tried kale chips at her school, and she liked it (“if you put a lot of salt”).
So we decided to try it at home, and it was amazingly easy – and a hit with both kids (and adults as well). The leafs, dried up on the oven, almost vaporized in our mouths and, indeed, the salt helped the flavor. As a bonus, I had an eager helper for the preparation.
- 1 bunch of kale
- a little drizzle of olive oil
- salt to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Remove the hard stems from the leaves, then tear the leaves in 1-2” pieces (great for kids). Spread the leaves in a cookie sheet, and lightly drizzle with olive oil (do not overdo it; the first time we did it ended up too much). Finally, add the salt and put it in the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the leaves start to brown. Remove them and put them on top of some paper towels (or a rack) to let the excess oil to drip. Let it cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy!