I’ve decided to reduce my intake of processed foods and have been looking for an alternative to crisps.
I’ve heard of these kale crisps before, but never gave them a go as I just didn’t see how they could be a tasty snack.
Well, I was wrong. Since trying them last week I have recooked them three more times. They’re delicious.
In addition to their delicious taste they are also quick and easy to make.
Okay, I realise that they are not quite as quick as opening a packet of crisps, but for the added health benefits and the fact that they actually taste better than crisps (and believe me when I say that I never thought I’d announce such a thing) then the extra few minutes is worth it.
All you need to do is tear some kale leaves onto a baking tray…
…add a drizzle of rapeseed oil with a sprinkle of salt and chilli flakes…
…whirl them around with your finger to get an even coating…
…then pop them in the oven at 180 degrees.
You don’t need to leave them for long, I tend to leave them for about 5 minutes, just until the edges brown, but you’ll find your own timing depending on your oven and preference of crisp and freshness ratio.
Pop them in a bowl and snack on them with a dip of your choice. (I’m going to put some dip recipes up soon if you want some ideas!)
Kale is full of nutrients so you can enjoy this snack guilt free, unlike regular crisps, and in fact feel chuffed with yourself for putting all that goodness into your body.
Let me know what you think.
Also, do you have any other healthy snack ideas for me to try?