This week my life has suddenly become a lot busier. I have been contemplating studying herbal medicine for a while now, and I decided to just get in there and do it. So I am now studying full time for my Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine (plus juggling three young children, including homeschooling my 6 year old, plus running my husbands business. And blogging.) – I am really excited about expanding my knowledge of health care using natural, plant medicines!
I’m sure many of you can relate with being busy. You might not be homeschooling and studying and running multiple businesses! But you might be struggling to find time to eat healthy foods. Instead, it’s just too easy to turn to convenience foods. Another bag of potato chips, anyone? (I am so guilty of this…)
But I want to share this recipe with you today as a healthier snack option. Kale chips. Me and my kids eat kale chips as fast as we used to eat potato chips. Yes, my 2 year old LOVES “green chips”! This is my favourite way to feed my kids with leafy green vegetables. A whole bunch of kale? Devoured in 30 minutes, not a problem!
So much better than potato chips!
There are many recipes out there for kale chips, but this is the recipe I make most of the time. It’s so easy to prepare and I usually have all the ingredients on hand: lemon, paprika, salt, a bit of olive oil, and of course, kale.
These chips are slightly tangy – you could try using only half the lemon juice if you aren’t a fan of it!
And after a few hours in the dehydrator, you end up with crispy, curly, crunchy kale chips <3 (you could use an oven but I haven’t had much success with this…)
Bonus Tip: you can use all sorts of leafy greens to make chips! Instead of kale, try nasturtium leaves, spinach, or silverbeet.
Tangy Kale Chips
Tasty kale chips, the perfectly healthy snack.
Author: Kyra Howearth
Serves: 4 cups
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 lemon, juiced and zested
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Wash the kale and cut out the thick centre stem, then cut or rip the leaves into desired sizes.
- Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then add the kale leaves and mix through with your hands, massaging the leaves gently.
- Spread onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 4-6 hours.
- Store in an air-tight container.
Have you tried kale chips yet?
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