Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kale Chips


ast night I tried kale "chips" for the first time!

These things are quite popular in the
blogosphere, believe it or not.

Kale "Chips"

- Rinse and dry kale leaves
- Spray with olive oil
- Bake for 15 minutes at 350 F
- Dip in ketchup

The texture was unexpectedly crunchy, and they made an annoying sound when I ate them (hubby was sure to inform me of this - hehe). The aftertaste was potato-chip like, but they have a different sort of flavour that is hard to explain.

I also had an organic grapefruit. So good.

Breakfast this morning was a bowl of Maple Walnut Oats (toppings included maple flakes, walnuts, and a spoonful of almond butter for extra protein).

I was at a Middle Years' Teacher's Conference this afternoon, and they gave us lunch. I had an egg salad sandwich.

There was no other food, and I was haaaaaaaaangry when I got home. I devoured a piece of cheese, a spoonful of PB, and these snap peas:

Dinner was one of the meals from the BIG Cook that I did a while back - Chicken Chow Mein.

I am going to grab myself a little fruit and veggie plate and then watch some TV with the hubby :-) I was hoping to start training for my 5k today, but the winds are BRUTAL. Hopefully tomorrow will be nicer, because I am eager to get my running shoes on!!!!!

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Have you ever tried kale? How do you eat it? Have you had kale chips?


Kat said...

I do want to try kale chips...Im just nervous. But I cant hate it till I try it right? Btw, totally had my first grapefruit today and it was glorious! I wish I had a juicer though...I just love the juice from them so much! I can only imagine the combinations...

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried kale yet although like you said it's everywhere in blogland. To answer your question on my blog here's what Wiki had to say :-)

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Anonymous said...

i have tried kale chips, and they're not too bad... but i'm not the biggest fan of kale on its own (salad and things like that).

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I made kale chips for the first time a week or so ago. I really liked them! Added a nice crunch to my meal!

Lauralei said...

never heard of the kale chips and i couldn't really tell if you liked them or not :)

Anonymous said...

lol i love kale chips but yes they do make weird noises!! i actually don't spray with olive oil, i lightly mist with apple cider vinegar and it turns out really great!

Simply Life said...

I haven't tried kale chips yet so it's good to hear your thoughts!

Anne Marie said...

I've never had kale, but I really want to try kale chips. Something keeps holding me back though.

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

I've never made the kale chips before. I've been putting kale in my green smoothies and sometimes I cook it with onions but I'm not a huge fan of the texture.

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.comw said...

I've never tried kale chips. I imagine they just end up being salty and sweet from the ketchup. But I think you'd get that from roasting any veggie and dipping it in ketchup. I'll have to give them a shot. They are such a phenomenon!
I love your maple walnut oatmeal. Maple walnut is one of my favorite ice cream flavors so I bet this is delicious!

Kacy said...

I don't really care for kale chips all that much, but I love kale in soups.

Grub, sweat and cheers said...

I have seen kale chips all over the blog world too but haven't tried them yet.

I really do like kale in green drinks and every other way I've cooked it (sauteed with garlic, lemon, pine nuts - chopped into curries or stirfrys - or pretty much any sauce) though so I must give these a try.

Pam said...

I love Kale chips...yumm!

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

I love me some kale chips!!

Do you think you'll make them again!!!

nicole (MyHealthyBites) said...

I made a batch of Kale Chips for the first time earlier this week. I tossed the kale in olive oil and sea salt and they turned out great, especially dipped in a bit of ketchup.

Losing in the City said...

i haven't tried Kale yet, i definitely have noticed it's pretty popular amongst health bloggers, but i'm not sure if i'll like it.. but i'm open to one day trying.. :-)

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Anonymous said...

I made kale chips--they were good--but I added to much salt! Gotta make em again--I love kale!