My sweet neighbor, Doris, gave me a huge bunch of kale from her garden yesterday. We both agreed that kale chips would be a good thing to make.
So, this morning I began stripping the leaves, keeping the larger pieces for kale chips and the smaller pieces to add to my salad. I also kept the stems to add with a few other vegetables to make vegetable broth for stir frying. The bulk left after making the vegetable broth will go into the compost. Kale is such a power house vegetable that I let nothing go to waste!
Did you know that 1 cup of chopped kale has only 33.5 calories, 0.5 grams of good fats (121 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 mg of omega-6 fatty acids), 2.2 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of fiber? Kale also has tons of vitamins and minerals, including 90.5 mg of calcium.
Pass the kale, please!
I preheated the oven to 300 degrees F.
Since I'm not using oil, I lined a sheet pan with parchment paper to avoid the kale from sticking and then layered on the kale. I sprinkled on a little salt and popped it in the oven for about 10 minutes.
The first batch turned out okay, but it needed something.
So, I decided to sprinkle the next batch with a little white balsamic vinegar. That did it. The vinegar added just the right amount of flavor. They were delicious and healthy.