Kale Chips….what’s the go?
Kale chips seem to be the latest trend.
This is my second go at making them and I had mixed reactions!
The Natural New Age Kids ran to the sink and spat them out.
The Natural New Age Dad scoffed a whole bowl and pronounced them absurdly fantabulous (okay I made that last bit up, but he did like them!).
Anyway, make them and see what you think.
Okay, so this is what you do:
Get a bunch of organic kale. Wash it well. Trim off the stalks and cut into bite size pieces.
Massage the mix into your kale lovingly.
Chuck them into your dehydrator and dehydrate. I made mine just as we were going to bed, so I put it on the lowest setting overnight.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can bake them in the oven on the lowest setting, for a couple of hours….. but keep an eye on them!! If they burn, they will be very bitter and yucky.
What is kale?
Kale is a leafy green vegetable, a bit like silverbeet, but not as soft. It’s from the Brassica family of vegetables and there are several different varieties.
Kale is reasonably new to Australian mainstream supermarkets and you may even have trouble sourcing it. Poke around in the farmer’s markets or even have a crack at growing it yourself.
Mind Body Green has 10 health benefits of kale that you can read here.
Pretty much, it’s good stuff, so get into it! It works well in smoothies too.
What about you? Do you like kale chips? How do you make yours?