09
Nov

Hitting The Snack Wall With Kids? A Quick & Healthy Solution

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I am happy (ecstatic actually) to share this quick and tasty recipe.  Kale chips are the perfect light, crispy alternative to store-bought fried fare.

My daughter will snack from morning until night, which often leaves me racking my brain for new, healthy options. This delicious snack is packed full of nutrients (over 300% of our daily Vitamin A requirements in one serving!) and can easily be dressed up with some special seasoning. Some of my favourite flavour-boosters are Parmesan cheese, curry, and a sea salt, pepper and lime combination, which is today’s recipe.

You can find kale chips at most health food stores, or in the health food section of the grocery store, but they can also easily be made at home in a dehydrator or oven.

Through trial and error I feel that I have perfected the art of kale chip creation, and I’m thrilled to share the fruits of my research.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh lime juice

DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 F
  • Wash and dry kale (very important! Oil and water don’t mix, so make sure the kale is nice and dry.)
  • Remove leaves from spine and break into smaller pieces
  • Place evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • Pour olive oil into a small dish
  • Use your fingers to evenly cover kale in oil (drizzling the oil will result in uneven cooking)
  • Season with salt, pepper, and lime juice (season to your liking!)
  • Bake on middle rack for 1 – 2 hours (I find the low heat and longer baking time crisps the kale pieces more evenly)
  • Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!

Jacq Mitchell

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