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Yummy! (And healthy!)

Here’s another quickie recipe, although I can’t claim original credit for this. I saw it on the Food Network while my daughter and I were in the waiting room at the doctor’s office yesterday. It’s kale chips! I know, weird, right? I mean, who eats kale anyway, other than lizards? The girl at the checkout counter at Ralph’s said the same thing: Do you have a lizard, ma’am? Oh, it’s for you?! So I quickly shared with her the recipe I was about to try.

Before you pass up the opportunity to make these, allow me to add one more ringing endorsement: My picky-eating 18-month-old is now addicted to these. No lie. And, aside from being green, tastes an awful lot like popcorn, except it’s healthier for you, lower-calorie, and melts in your mouth. Mmmmm.

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis, mostly.

Kale Chips

Needs

baking sheet
mixing bowl
parchment paper (optional, but handy to make sure that oil doesn’t boil the kale but crisp it)
olive oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
sea salt (although regular salt will do, I guess)
black pepper
3 large kale leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the leaves of kale from the stems and discard the stems. Cut leaves into pieces about 2-3 inches in size. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, drizzle olive oil on kale leaves and toss well. Arrange kale leaves on parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until edges are crispy and slightly dark. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Yum!

Recipe is courtesy of the Food Network and Giada De Laurentiis, 2010. I do not own it and all rights are reserved by them.

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