7 Yummy Kale Recipes — Yes, It's Possible!

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Rachel Loftspring, Chewables Chicago: Not-So-Nasty Kale Chips

Forget spuds. This yummy (and EASY) alternative will satisfy your crunchy/salty craving sans the ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of Chewables Chicago
Rachel Loftspring, Chewables Chicago: Not-So-Nasty Kale Chips

Forget spuds. This yummy (and EASY) alternative will satisfy your crunchy/salty craving sans the carbs!

Ingredients:
8 large kale leaves, washed and dried
3 tbs olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:
1. Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using a sharp knife, remove the thick stem from the kale and discard.
3. Cut the leaves into two- to three-inch pieces. Put them in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and toss well.
4. Arrange the kale in a single layer (no overlapping) on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until crispy and slightly dark on the edges.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Tue, Mar 12, 2013 1:52 PM EDT
By Rebecca Taras, Refinery29



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