Fastest Kale Chips

What used to star only as the disgusting green garnish taking up space on your plate has now become a sort of cultural phenomenon for foodies and health nuts alike.  The first way I tried kale was as kale chips and I've been hooked ever since.  Baking kale takes off some of the strong "bite"this dark, leafy green provides.  Adding fat such as olive oil not only tastes great but makes it even easier for your body to absorb fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K).

One cup of kale provides just 33 calories, over 100% daily value of Vitamin C and over 200% for Vitamin A.  It also is a good source of fiber, iron, folate, and thiamine and is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and potassium.  How can you say no to that?  Take my word for it, you can't.

This recipe is ready in 7 minutes and is a great slightly-salty snack.  So now that I've convinced you that kale may just be the most perfect food, go get cooking!

Kale Chips
Serves probably just you because these are hard to share

1 small bunch of kale
Olive oil
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Wash and dry kale and remove the leaves from the tough stalk.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.  Rip kale into smaller pieces, about the size of a chip and lay in a single layer on the baking sheet.  (Don't be afraid to crowd the pan, the pieces will shrink some and you will definitely be wishing you and made more once you're done).  Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil on the leaves and sprinkle a small amount of sea salt over the top.  Place in oven for about 5 minutes, flip leaves and finish baking for another 2 minutes.  Enjoy!

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