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Kale Crisps

November 12, 2009

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Daily Juice, one of my favorite restaurants and juice bars in town recently started their own line of products. One of their products that I absolutely adore is their Kale Krisps (Yes, they spell crisps with a “K”). Crisp, crunchy kale with spicy nacho flavors. Even the kale-hater would devour a whole bag. Personally, I find the nacho flavors to be a tad bit overwhelming and strong. I prefer simple flavors that don’t overshadow the unique flavor of kale. The Daily Juice Kale Krisps retail at People’s Rx for $8.00; which I think is steep for kale that may be purchased at a grocery store for $1.20.

I decided to make my own since I have some long hours of studying ahead of me and I need a snack that is gluten-free, grain-free and nutritious. Kale is one of the best vegetables around. Kale is packed full of vitamin A and C. It is also a good source of fiber.  I used to be intimidated by the giant leafy vegetable that used to only be seen as a garnish. I had no earthly idea how to cook with it, let alone make it taste good. I purchased some one day and fell in love. I began cooking with kale on a regular basis and now I add it to soups, salads, burgers (yes, burgers!), and now kale crisps.  I hope you enjoy!

Basic Kale Crisps:

What you will need:

1 large bunch kale, clean and dry (I use my salad spinner)

Oil

Salt

Pepper

Garlic Powder

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Strip off the kale leaves from the stalks, clean and dry

Spread kale into a single layer on a cookie sheet

Spray lightly with a Misto Spray bottle full of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. If you do not have a spray bottle for oils, you may always pour gently over the kale. Just make sure not to soak the kale in oil.

Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder over kale and cook in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until desired crisp.

Enjoy!

*Note: I ate the entire batch of Kale Crisps while writing this post 🙂

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenn permalink
    November 13, 2009 1:51 am

    Yum! Will try it this weekend….I have probably gone through $200 worth of Kale Krisps…probably more..

  2. tastyeatsathome permalink
    November 16, 2009 3:41 pm

    I really need to make these. I keep seeing them everywhere. They sound like the perfect way to get my green veggies in AND satisfy a “chip” craving!

  3. November 16, 2009 11:48 pm

    Haha! I bought some kale today to make these. I’ll let you know if I eat the whole bunch….

  4. Jenn permalink
    November 21, 2009 1:07 am

    Yep. Ate the whole thing. At one time. Fresh out of the oven… Yum.

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