Kale Chips

Canada
April 8, 2011 5:13pm CST
Hi there, I'm wondering if anybody has any easy-to-make, inexpensive snacks that I can eat at home (that will take me away from making and eating cookies!). So far I've made kale chips: 1 bunch kale, washed and dried 1.5 tbsp olive oil salt to taste Bake at 300'F, check every 10 mins, finished at 25 for me And they're great! I'm hoping for some more tasty, nutriitous things to eat. Thanks!
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@Starr311 (72)
• United States
8 Apr 11
Yuuum the cookies are a weakness for me as well, usually I dont even get them all in the oven before I start eating them but seeing as I am tryig to drop a few pounds I have been eating all kinds of better foods. One of my favorite is fruit salad. Simple and delicious. Use any kind of fruit you want ( I like watermellon, cherries, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries ect.) and cut up as much as you would like to use, then mix them all up with your favorite low calorie or fat free yogurt. Vanilla and cherry always taste good. Enjoy!
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
9 Apr 11
Hello jaydee and welcome to myLot. I tried to make kale chips once but didn't have any success. I may try them again. I do like kale in salads. I like pita chips dipped in hummus. I make my own chips from pita pockets. I buy the whole wheat pita pockets and cut them in to chips then brush them with olive oil and add seasoning, such as onion powder, garlic powder, or any other seasoning I like such as basil and or tomato powder, Then bake then in a 400 degree oven for about 5 or 6 minutes. Watch them closely or they will burn. I'm going to try to make my own pita pockets soon so I don't have to buy them. Then they will be even healthier.
• Canada
10 Apr 11
Here's how I did the kale chips: Rip potato chip-sized pieces of kale off of the stalk Wash the kale, make sure it's super dry (pat with paper towel) Put it in a bag, add 0.5 tbsp of olive oil, shake, then add another 0.5 tbsp olive oil and shake again Lay it out on a pan and salt (you don't need a ton of salt) Bake at 300', checking every 5-10 mins, as it gets crispy. Mine just started browning at 25 minutes, so that's when I took it out - super tasty!
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
10 Apr 11
That sounds pretty much how I did mine. Maybe I left them in the oven too long but they weren't browning when I took them out.
@Bethany1202 (3434)
• United States
9 Apr 11
Homemade granolas and trail mixes are pretty easy to make. You can add fruits and whatever you want when you make your own, and you know there are no chemicals or additives in this. Buying in bulk helps (nuts, fruits, corn flakes, etc) and these snacks can stay good for awhile if sealed tightly and whatnot.
• Canada
10 Apr 11
Thanks Bethany, this sounds like a good idea! I like the idea of prepping ahead of time and just having stuff around, and this trail mix thing is a good call.
@Bethany1202 (3434)
• United States
9 Apr 11
Oh, thanks for the recipe, by the way! I need to make some of this.