As many of you may know I have my final exams of my Masters’ going on! (YAAAAASS ALMOST DONE!). Just like a lot of people, I love snacking while studying. Some books can get so boring *yawn* that snacking feels an appropriate attention diverter 😛
My most favorite snacks include: Apple slices with Peanut Butter, home made Hummus with Celery, home made Guacamole with pita crisps (do you want a recipe?) or my current favorite- KALE CHIPS! As it is pretty obvious by now, I try sticking to health(ier) snacks only cause I do eat literally every two hours during exams.
Kale chips are the perfect subsitute for a chips lover. If you’re from India and love Banana/Kele ke chips or Karele ke chips , you will love these. Yes, Kale is definetly not the most easily available vegetable in India, especially during Delhi’s scorching heat but I do find it at I say organic, Food Hall or INA Market! If you don’t get your hands on Kale, I am sure this will work with other leafy greens too.
The washed greens:
Well seasoned leaves:
Out of the oven, ready to eat:
- 250 grams Kale (Approx half a bunch)
- ½ tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil/ Coconut oil (I used extra virgin olive oil through a spray so winged it!)
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt/ normal salt (I used sea salt- one pinch)
- ½ teaspoon Garlic salt (If youre using garlic powder, you can be more generous. if you are using garlic salt, don't use too much since you have also added sea salt)
- ½ teaspoon spicy garlic seasoning (I obviously really love garlic!)
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese (or any other cheese you like)
- (You can also add any other seasoning you like such as onion powder, paprika powder or cayenne pepper... Get creative!)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Wash your kale leaves properly andRemove leaves from the stems of the kale tearing them up into large pieces.
- Dry the leaves using a kitchen towel/tissue to make sure they're not wet at all.
- Add kale leaves into a large bowl. Massage in the oil until all the leaves are completely covered in oil. Now sprinkle on the seasonings and toss to combine.
- Spread out the kale onto the prepared baking sheet into a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or so. The kale will look shrunken, but this is normal. (I take only 10 minutes to bake them in my oven but it may take longer depending on how long the oven is pre-heated for and the make of the oven. You can check after 10 minutes to see if they are nice are crispy and not burnt!)
- Take the chips out of the love and cool the kale on the sheet for a couple of minutes.
- Enjoy them as soon as possible as they lose their crispiness with time.
- Repeat this process for the other half of the bunch.