For the Love of Kale

What the kale is going on?
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Have I ever told you all about my infatuation with kale?
No really, my love runs deep for it.
And by deep I mean I eat it multiple times a week.
And by multiple times a week I mean I may or may not 
even consider it a dinner when the husband doesn't cook.
Honestly, I have no idea how I've managed to go this long with out turning green.
In particularly, I am talking about baked kale chips.
Ever have them?
 
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They're dope. Seriously addicting.
I heart them so much that I would head bunt a rabbit if it ever tried to come between me and my kale.
Just kidding PETA.
I would never really do that.
No need to flour bomb me on my way to my car tomorrow.
Six months ago when I saw kale chip recipes running rampant on the Net I just figured it was a bunch of bark-eating-Hippies {again} trying to convince me that eating grass was just as delicious as a Five Guys bacon burger. But I'm here to tell you they really are pretty close to it.
 And no I'm not a hippie. And I don't eat bark.
 
Soooo...if you have yet to jump on the kale bandwagon I really do think you should give 'em a try!
I've perfected the chips in my toaster oven.
 
Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet {there are usually mini ones that come with the toaster ovens}
with foil or parchment paper.
 
Rinse and dry your kale in a spinner. Then tear into bite size pieces. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt on top of the kale. Bake until the edges brown {but not burn!}
Typically, in my oven it takes about 8 minutes to reach optimal kale deliciousness.
 
Then they're ready to eat. Like Doritos, you can't stop at just one.
Except for unlike Doritos, kale chips are actually good on the thighs.
 
Anyone else have attachment issues with kale chips?
Any other kale recipes out there that you've tried & loved?

12 comments

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Yep--I agree they are bomb!!

Allison said...

I've heard so many good things about kale, but I've never had it. Next time I hit up the grocery store Kale is on my list. Thanks!!

Katie said...

I have actually never tried it before!! I hope we can still be friends. : )

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

I looove kale also! I even got my boyfriend eating it and he doesn't really like greens/vegetables. I like kale chips and also cooking it on the stovetop w/ olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and pepper. Yum!!!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness that sounds great! Thanks for the fabulous idea! XO, Aimee

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

I haven't tried them, I'm kind of scared. But everyone does say they are amazing so I might have to just give it a go!

Hilary said...

Hmmm never tried Kale {that I know of!} - good to know this stuff!

Sarah @ Simply Dove said...

I have been meaning to try Kale chips for awhile now, but just haven't gotten around to it. It seems like a good way to use up leftover Kale. I only have one recipe that calls for a little bit of Kale, so usually the rest goes bad! But I'm going to take your word for it and give these a try!

Amy said...

I havent tried Kale, but I want to. Just need to find a great way to rpepare it first!

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Stephanie @ henry happened said...

My one kale chip attempt did not go well - I burned them to a crisp! But given your crazy infatuation with them I need to try again :)

MYSAVIOR said...

This is a definite good eats for me. I am a green eating freak! LOL

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Meg {henninglove} said...

can you believe i have yet to try kale??? all the talk of kale chips how amazing the stuff is i have yet to try it...

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