>> Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I have to apologize for my complete absence from the blogosphere! I haven't disappeared completely! Just haven't had time to update.
The husband and I are going to this amazing event this weekend for my work. Every year the company I work for (it's a non-profit) has this giant gala sponsored by Safeway as a fundraiser. It's normally $1100 a PLATE!! But all of our employees get to go for free! It's black tie, so we get to get all dressed up and fancy, wear a formal gown, and act like real grown ups for the night. It's a super fun event, and I can't wait to go on Saturday.
Of course that means I have to fit into that fancy gown! Which means a little diet friendly foods were in order! :) No baked goods and pies, cakes, or yummy sweets. But it doesn't mean I haven't been eating good food. Just good for you food!
That's where the kale chips come in. Saw this idea in an email newsletter I get from self.com, but it didn't include a recipe, so I just experimented a little, and they came out sooo yummy. I'm sure there are probably a million other ways to make this, so if you have ever done it, or have some suggestions, let me know.
These taste like crispy little potato chips - or maybe kind of like those veggie chips you can get from whole foods, but you made it yourself, for a whole lot cheaper! Best way to describe them: Really crunchy, a little bit of a tangy taste to them, yummy! :)
What's your go-to food when you are watching what you eat? With summer right around the corner, I need some ideas! :)
Kale Chips (By: Me)
1 bunch kale - freshly washed and dried
sea salt (I used my coveted, only use for special occasions because it's $13 a bottle fleur-de-sel sea salt!)
1. Peel kale away from hard inner vein into chip sized pieces.
2. Lay dried pieces on baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper.
3. Drizzle with olive oil.
4. Bake chips in an oven heated to 350 degrees for 12-25 minutes, (I know this is a very wide range of time, but every oven will cook differently, chips should be crisp like potato chips) turning over gently with tongs in the middle of cooking.
5. Salt chips to desired taste with sea salt.