Looking for a “paleo friendly” snack option to satisfy your crispy or salty cravings? Try mixing kale chips into your repertoire! They are easy to make and a great way to encourage your kids (or yourself) to add more dark leafy greens to your meal plan.
Have your kids help you pick out the “Dinosaur Kale” (lacinato kale) at your local grocery store or farmers market, as well as assist in washing, drying and seasoning the “chips.”Print
- 1 large bunch of “dino” kale
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
- sea salt
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Wash kale and pat dry.
- Gently pull or tear the leaves of the kale away from the thick center stem. Discard (or compost) the stem.
- Chop the kale into “chip size” pieces and place in a large bowl.
- Coat the kale with melted coconut oil making sure to lightly cover all surfaces.
- Spread the kale pieces in a single layer on two to three baking sheets covered with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with a dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne to taste.
- Place in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Make sure to watch the kale during the last few minutes of cooking as the leaves can change from crispy to burnt very fast!
- Category: Snack