Breezy Baked Kale Chips

Kale Chips are a great nutritious alternative to potato chips, with more protein and fewer calories.  Kale is a good source of Vitamin A, with 134% daily value per cup, and Vitamin C, with 133% daily value per cup, nutrients those salty potato chips can’t offer.  Team FitNice loves to bake a batch up before any get together, and this easy breezy recipe is both quick and simple.  The best news is they’re paleo friendly!

Basics
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: 1

Ingredients
2 bunches of kale
1 -2 Tablespoons of olive or avocado oil
1 Tablespoon of seasoned salt, or your own favorite

kale chipsInstructions
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Remove stems from kale leaves, wash and dry using a salad spinner.  Make sure leaves are completely dry before baking or they will stay soggy.
3.  Toss leaves with olive oil and distribute evenly with hand or brush.
4.  Place oiled leaves on parchment paper lines baking sheet in a single layer.  Leaves should be as flat as possible to ensure proper crisping.
5.  Bake for 12 minutes, being sure to check regularly or chips will burn and turn bitter.
6.  Remove from oven and season with desired salt or seasoning.

Serve these good-for-you potato chip alternatives on a crudites tray or all by themselves.  Try baking them up during the week for your family to make the week’s meal plan even healthier and enjoy!

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