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 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!

Anonymous 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!