Get Fed: Baked Kale Chips

eat more kale

Photo by Johnie/Dirtbag Darling

This post originally appeared on the Element Eden blog—check it out for all of my random thoughts on loving the outdoors! 

Kale. You’ve probably seen it staring at you in the produce aisle, and if you haven’t given it a try yet, here are just a few reasons to make friends:

– Kale is a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins and minerals. Seriously, the stuff could put GNC out of business.

– 1 cup of kale contains over 200 percent of your daily vitamin A needs in the form of beta-carotene (which promotes good eyesight).

– Kale has no cholesterol, no trans fats, no saturated fats and no sodium.

– If you skip your multivitamin, kale can help—it has tons of Vitamin C, vitamin K and (if you follow my recipe), vitamin E.

-It tastes fantastic when you bake it!

So next time you feel like snacking, I order you to put DOWN the potato chips and whip up some healthy kale chips. Here’s how to make them:

kale chips ingredients

By Johnie/Dirtbag Darling

Ingredients

1 bunch kale

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon rosemary

kale chips in bowl

By Johnie/ Dirtbag Darling

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. With a knife or scissors, trim away the stalks and stems from the kale leaves and chop leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Drizzle kale with olive oil, garlic powder and rosemary. Make sure all pieces are evenly coated. Transfer to baking pan and spread evenly.
  4. Bake until the edges are slightly browned and kale is crisp, but not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.
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