One of the most annoying things about eating healthy while on a budget has to be coming up with simultaneously delicious snacks. I'll go into detail with that in a further post. For now, though, I have a recipe for you.
Kale is a cabbage-like vegetable frequently grown for ornamental use, due to how pretty it is! It is a very healthy vegetable, however, that tastes much like broccoli. It's high in vitamins A and C, and also is a source of manganese, calcium and iron.
Kale can be used in any number of dishes, particularly salads. It does, however, make a fantastic and easy snack that only takes about twenty minutes to make. Most of that time is spent baking!
Honestly, I never knew that a vegetable could melt in your mouth until I tried these.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: the same amount a large bag of chips will serve! (1 if you're snacking like a fiend, 4 if you're not!)
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Difficulty: super easy
Cost: Under $5
-1 tbsp. olive oil
-a sprinkling of coarse salt
TIP: You can half this recipe if you are making it for only yourself. If you're going to eat the kale chips over the course of a few days, don't make it all at once or you'll risk having some soggy kale chips. The oil will seep in completely and make them quite chewy.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Take a bunch of kale. You can buy kale at the grocery store for roughly $3, or you can grow your own. Make sure the kale is well washed, but let it dry.
Separate kale in to small pieces and place in large mixing bowl. Pour olive oil and toss, then add a small amount of coarse salt. Toss until all kale is covered with oil and salt is evenly distributed.
Take kale and spread evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes, then remove, turn once, and bake for another 7 minutes.
If kale chips are crispy, they are done! If not, bake them for another few minutes. Do not overcook or they will taste and smell burnt and nasty.
Let them cool a bit and dig in! To me, the flavor is a cross between dulse and potato chips.
I hope to have more on inexpensive healthy snacks in the week to come!
To add, I will also likely be doing another cooking video in the future due to... demand? That's right. People actually enjoyed the video. The only thing is that I need stuff to cook! So... ideas, if you please!