We all know how dangerous potato chips can be. “oh, I’ll just have one…” turns into half a bag.
I am a huge fan of salty snacks. I used to require a daily dose of Cheez-its to make it through my day. Luckily, I managed to kick that habit, but I occasionally still pine for something crunchy and salty to nosh on.
Kale chips are one of the new fad items for organic/low carb/heath food eaters out there…they are popping up all over grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Byerly’s, and Whole Foods. I have contemplated buying a bag….until I see the price tag – SEVEN DOLLARS for a tiny bag of “chips”? Thanks, but I’ll pass.
So I decided to experiment with making them myself at home.
1 bunch Kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ tsp seasoned salt
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Wash and dry kale.
- Remove kale leaves from their thick stems and tear into small pieces.
- Drizzle the pieces with olive oil and toss to coat, then sprinkle on remaining seasonings.
- Bake 10-15 minutes until the edges are brown and the kale is crispy.
- Snack away…without guilt!
Yes, I ate the entire batch by myself in one sitting. But I don’t mind, because it only contains 58 calories and 2.8 grams of fat per serving (about 5 servings total per batch). How do they compare to potato chips? I’m not going to lie…they are no perfect substitute. But if you’re looking for a low-carb salty snack option that won’t make you feel bad the next day, these kale chips are a decent alternative.
What’s your favorite salty snack?