If you've made kale chips before & you didn't like them, then you're not doing it right! Here's how I make them every time & they turn out perfectly. My kids LOVE these!!
Kale is popular for being healthy for a good reason. It IS healthy! Kale is the queen of all leafy greens! It's higher than most other foods in so many nutrients including Vitamins A, K, C, Bs, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese & loads of antioxidants.
When it comes to smoothies, I prefer to use spinach because kale doesn't blitz as smooth as spinach but in cooking I often choose kale. When you cook spinach it cooks right down to amount 1/10th it's original size whereas kale is much more fibrous so when adding kale to soups, pastas, curries & dishes like that it keeps it's shape better.
When it comes to chips (or crisps!) kale is the BEST! All you need is...
A big bunch of kale
A spoonful of coconut oil
Then all you need to do is...
Preheat your oven to 150° C
Rinse the kale in water, there's often bits of soil still on them
Pat them dry & ensure they're completely dry
Pull the leaves from the stems & put them in a large bowl
Massage the coconut leaves with coconut oil really well so that each leaf is coated
Sprinkle over a little salt & a whole lot of nutritional yeast (1/2 cup give or take) & mix it well so that all leaves are coated
Transfer to a lined baking tray & spread the leaves out well. Use 2-3 trays if needed.
Bake for 15 minutes, take out & turn them or mix them around lightly so that all leaves are able to get some heat
Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until they're crunchy
Take them outside & eat them because they're messy!