I wrote a little post on Instagram a while ago, about how I discovered kale and how delicious it is when baked to a crisp. I've always had more of a sweet tooth, craving chocolate, biscuits and cakes, but on the odd occasion I suddenly have a hankering for a bag of crisps, I now bake kale!
This is such a wonderful substitution for a bag of ordinary potato crisps, that have no nutritional value, are high in calories and saturated fat, and are usually over salty.
Kale is packed with vitamins and minerals and is a great source of fibre. It is high in iron, vitamin A, C and K, calcium, low in fat and calories, and is a great anti-inflammatory, so it's perfect for people like me, who have auto-immune disorders which affect the gut.
Baking kale only takes 10 minutes, and is super easy and versatile in terms of the flavours you can add to it.
Try some of these combinations:
Salt and Vinegar: 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt and pinch of chilli powder
Toss with a teaspoon of olive oil, and add the seasoning of your choice. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 150 fan, then toss the kale around a bit, and cook for a further 3-5 minutes. Just watch it closely incase it starts to burn. No body likes burnt Kale!