If you are looking for an easy way to incorporate more greens into your child(ren)’s diet, Kale Chips might be a good place to start. In addition to being super quick and simple to make, they are yummy to eat…not to mention highly nutritious.
Kale is a definite super food! Per cup kale has only 36 calories – but is packed with fiber, calcium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), manganese, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. And did we mention the yummy part?
Kale chips are a definite favorite of ours; a plate of them disappears rather quickly at our house. Here’s how we make them:
- One bunch of kale (washed and dried in advance)
- Olive Oil
- Nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare kale by removing stems and chopping into pieces. Drizzle with olive oil (about 2 tablespooons). Sprinkle with salt and nutritional yeast to tatse. Stir or use your hands to coat kale evenly with olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast. Spread kale on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
Baking time can vary greatly per oven, so check occasionally while kale is baking to ensure it doesn’t burn. They go from being perfectly crisp to being burnt in a very short amount of time. You want the kale to be just starting to brown on the edges when you remove baking sheet from the oven.
Let them cool and ENJOY!!
If you make Kale Chips, please let us know what you and your child(ren) think of them!
Looking for a kid-friendly Holiday Craft to do with your little ones? Check out tomorrow’s post!