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Citizen Kale Chips: The Secret to Getting Kids (and you) to Eat Green Stuff

9 Jun

By Molly Norton

Kale Chip Photo for Blog

Kale chips on a vintage tray with a rose on it, you guys.
Tastier than they might appear.

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The secret to getting your kids (and other members of your family) to fulfill their daily intake of veggies? Kale chips. Super-easy, tasty, nutritious and more addictive than a can of Pringles or a box of popcorn. Kale is a super anti-oxidant. And kids beg for these chips like they beg for puppies.

Here’s a great recipe. The best chips are made with red kale – especially red kale from the Hillsdale Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon. The apple cider adds a nice sweet tang. Fresh garlic adds a nutty punch (Pow!)

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 bunches of kale (if we can’t get red kale from a local farmers’ market, we get a pre-cut bag). Dry using towels or salad spinner.

MAKE IT

Chop kale into 2-3 inch pieces and remove fibrous “spine” using scissors (you can later use these for your stock pot).

Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl and then toss with kale.

Spread on baking sheet covered in foil or parchment and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes – tossing kale periodically and spreading out to create a single layer. Convection heating works extremely well if your stove has the ability, but they cook well in any type of stove.

Remove crisped chips. Continue to bake non-crisp chips in 5 minute increments until crispy, watching closely so as not to burn.

Next time, double recipe.

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