Kale chips are a fad right now. And there’s a good reason for that. They’re good! I haven’t bought them in the store before, but I’ve played around with different homemade recipes. My favorite is from Color Me Vegan. As the author says, it is surprising how little oil and salt you need to make these things taste good!
Admittedly it is annoying to clean the kale, although I noticed that Trader Joe’s now carries bagged kale, which would make that much easier. I don’t know if it would sacrifice taste though, I haven’t tried the TJ’s bagged kale.
Ingredients include only olive oil, salt, chili powder and nutritional yeast (and kale of course).
Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes, and they shrink into crunchy chip-like bits:
(In case you noticed, there’s broccoli in there too. I had 1/4 of a head that was about to go bad, so I threw it in with the kale).
Kale chips can be hit or miss, so don’t get discouraged if you the first few times you try it, they don’t come out right.
Here’s an up-close shot: