Kale Chips

| 3/28/2011 12:22:14 PM

Faith MoserFaith Moser is the creator of eco ike {organic baby t’s + cookbooks full of yummy, healthy and quick recipes for kids and grown-ups}! If you want your little tots to dress green or eat green, visit ecoike.com 

Potatoes, move on over! There’s a new chip in town. It’s lean, green and a powerful antioxidant machine!

Kale chips have been getting a lot of press lately. I have been intrigued with the feedback stating that they are “addictingly good, were completely consumed within minutes of coming out of the oven, the new favorite household snack.” I was curious! Could they really taste like a chip? Do children really gobble them up like their fried counterparts? I’m happy to report that they do taste like a fried chip (not exactly like a potato chip—it has a mild kale taste with a satisfying crunch!) and my 3-year-old son did immediately eat a bowl of the chips (I think he was intrigued by the deep green color and crispiness).

kale chips

Let your family crunch and munch away! Kale is a nutritional powerhouse; it has a mere 36 calories per cup and contains more than twice the level of antioxidants in other leafy greens. One serving has nearly 8 times the daily value of vitamin K and twice the daily value of vitamin A. It is also a good source of folate, fiber, vitamin C, and the minerals manganese, potassium, copper and calcium.*

Store the chips in an airtight container. If the kale chips lose their crispness after a day or two, throw them back in the oven for a couple of minutes. 

1 bunch of organic kale
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

2. Rinse the kale and air dry. Cut the kale into bite-sized (2 to 3 inch) pieces, being sure to cut away from the stem. Discard the stem.