Instead of reaching for those salty potato chips on this fiiiine afternoon, how about these nutrient rich kale chips! That's right, our healthy snack of the day is Sesame Kale Chips; crispy, crunchy, and studded with healthy fats in the form of toasty sesame seeds. They're cooked low & slow so they retain all their nutritional value & health benefits, but taste like a chip! That's a two for one deal we just can't pass up.
Sesame Kale Chips
- 1 bunch curly kale
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil*
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Remove stems and tear kale leaves into 2 inch pieces. Place in a large bowl. Drizzle with oils (the sesame oil lends a nice flavor but you could easily use 2 tablespoons of olive oil only), lemon juice, seeds, and a pinch of salt & pepper. With your hands, toss and massage the ingredients into the kale leaves to incorporate flavors and soften.
Spread leaves in a single layer on two baking sheets and bake on low for 30 minutes. Flip the leaves and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until crisped and golden. Let cool completely & eat or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
These are perfect for snacking with lunch or around that 3 pm slump when you're looking for something to crunch on.