Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kale Chips...not what I thought

Happy Friday- Eve!!

***Just wanted to say thank you for all the encouragement you guys gave me about my last weight loss blog.  I have had an enormous out pouring of positive comments via text, FB, and emails.  It is nice to know people out there are so supportive.***

Ever look through recipe books or online for a new recipe to try? I find myself looking online All.The.Time! The pictures and the comments about the recipe honestly make me want to fly to the grocery store, buy all the ingredients, and come home and Cook Up A Storm!
Every month I try (key word is try) to plan out our monthly meals before I go and get groceries. I am constantly trying to mix up our menu by adding other things in the mix.
This led me to watching You Tube videos and found a lady (a health nut and is also the little girl who sang the Cupie Cake song) making Kale Chip.

Kale. Ever heard of it? I have never even heard of Kale but wanted to try them out. I'll try anything if it is a good alternative to Chips. The lady said she could eat three bushels in one sitting without the guilt. She just raved about them! So, what do I do...go buy Kale and make Kale Chips for a healthy snack or side for the hubs and I.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Thoroughly wash and dry the Kale before using it.  Holding the stem with one end, pull the leaves down the stem and off in one motion.

Tare Kale leaves into bite sized pieces and place onto a cooking dish.  Lightly drizzle some EVOO and a little Mrs. Dash seasoning.  Bake for 10 min, flip the Kale over, and bake for 3 more.  Chips should come out crunchy.

And this is what I was left with.  Kale Chips...not your average Potato Chip...but good enough??

This was a new recipe FAIL!  I usually like all leafy greens but this, I could not stomach.  I asked the hubs to come and try it as well.  He didn't seem to mind it as much as I did.  The initial bite was not bad, but the after taste...UGH!
(I did serve some to my Pup Ellie...didn't go down too well)

Do you need a healthy alternative to Potato Chips?  Do you like leafy greens?  Maybe you will like having this to snack on.  Maybe.

Daily Tidbits:
- I got an email from my Gym asking if watching the Olympics made me want to tap into my inner athlete...i thought they new I was a medalist in gymnastics!
- I could drink a Chi Tea Latte everyday.  For.ever.!!  (Sandlot...anyone?)
-I found a new obsession with Frank Red Hot Sauce.


  1. Man, we LOVE kale chips here in this house. My kids eat it up like it's candy!! Maybe you under cooked it or over cooked it. I over cooked one batch and it wasn't so good. We just do evoo and Sea salt on ours.
    Thanks for leaving me the sweet comment. I look forward to reading your blog! Happy Tuesday!!

  2. Yes it is possible. A friend of mine told me that it looked like I over cooked it and had too many on one pan. I will be trying it out again. Im always trying to find new healthy snacks to have in my house.