Where has kale been all my life?
I can't ever remember eating kale as a child...or as a teenager...or as a college student. I don't think I discovered the stuff until after I got married. How sad is that!
Kale is one of the best greens out there. It holds its shape so well that it works excellently in soups. But, as I recently discovered, it also tastes amazing when it is roasted. If you've never tried it, I encourage you to give it a go. It's one of those "superfoods" that really does taste super!
Kale chips are one of the easiest ways to eat kale. After washing the leaves, run a knife along the stalk on either side.
Put your leaves in a bowl and drizzle with just a small amount of olive oil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper or (my favorite) Creole seasoning and toss.
Place on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or just until crispy.
Eat these immediately! They are definitely better when fresh and make a delightful garnish to any plate.
1 cup kale leaves, separated from stalks
1/2 t. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Toss leaves with olive oil and seasonings. Place on foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy.
Nutrition (entire recipe): 53 calories, 3g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein, 206% vit. A, 134% vit. C, 9% calcium, 6% iron.