I ran across this idea while shopping in my local grocery store, Publix. There was a HUGE bag of “Kale Chips” on sale for $2 each. It included seasoning and recipe on how to make kale chips, which I had never heard of.
Since we’ve all heard of what a superfood kale is, I decided to give this a try. It was VERY easy. I took out half the kale, placed in a large mixing bowl, and the instructions called for olive oil. I didn’t have any, so I had to improvise. I have Pam no-stick olive oil spray, so I sprayed that on the kale and used my hands to mix the kale really well to coat all of the leaves. Then I sprinkled half the pack of chili-lime seasoning that came with the kale. I used my hands to mix the kale again to ensure the seasoning was well dispersed amongst all the leaves. Then, I spread them out onto 2 baking trays without overlapping leaves, and I popped them in the oven for about 25 minutes.
What an interesting treat! They really do make light, airy, and crispy chips!!! Who knew?!?! I’m not sure I was too keen on the chili-lime seasoning, so maybe I will experiment with other seasonings.
There is no way that I could ever eat the entire 2 trays of kale chips, so I decided to see if my dogs would like the chips. (I did google first to see if kale was ok for dogs, and it is!) My…dogs…loved…them!!!!! I didn’t want to feed them the whole pan, so later on in the day, I took the remainder of chips from the pan and crumbled them over their dry dog food. They immediately gobbled up their food, which had been sitting uneaten in its bowl.
So…kale chips are an interesting treat, and a great treat for dogs!!! Also very healthy and low in sodium. Just be sure to watch the sodium content of other seasonings if you use something else.