Kale Chips

I went to the market this morning and bought Kale for the first time. This is what I did with it….

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

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I wanted to make sure the kale was dry well, so I used the spinner.

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Feel free to use any spice. Popcorn seasoning would taste yummy too!

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Zucchini Chips

Do not know what to do with that zucchini in your fridge? Love chips? I have the recipe for you….

I chopped up zucchini, very thinly.

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I brushed olive oil on both sides.

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I sprinkled some salt and a spice that I had kicking around the kitchen. *Feel free to add any type of spice or herb.

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I baked the zucchini slices at 350 for about 10 minutes then turned each slice around then baked for another 20 minutes or so. Some recipes tell you to bake them for 10 minutes on one side and another 10 on the other side. Other recipes say to bake for 45 minutes on one side, turn around, and bake for 45 minutes on the other side, at 200… I guess it is a matter of knowing how well/fast your oven works.
For me, at the 10 minute mark, when I turned the chips around, about 20 minutes after that, the chips were starting to burn, the small ones, that is. The larger ones took about 30 minutes or so to bake, yet some were still kind of soggy. I suggest, just keep an eye on them and take them out of the oven when they are starting to brown.
The chips that were actually crunchy were pretty good! They had a really good taste to them…maybe it was the spice that I had used?!? Nonetheless, it was an easy, yet tasty recipe with little calories.
Bonus: I had also read that the zucchini chips are zero pts on weight watchers.

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This is a great light snack that I will definitely try to make again. Enjoy!