These crispy oven-baked kale crisps are a great homemade snack for when you are craving something salty and crunchy.
Carbs per serving:
200g of Kale (Note: Purchase at least 370g of kale. Once the stems are removed you will have about 200g of leaves).
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 teaspoon of salt Salt
Preheat oven to 120°C and prepare two sheet pans with baking paper.
Remove the leaves from the stems of the kale stalk by cutting away with kitchen shears. Tear leaves into bite sized pieces (it will shrink so pieces should be about 3-inches long otherwise you will end up with tiny pieces) then wash and thoroughly dry on a towel or in a salad spinner. Discard the stems.
Toss kale with olive oil by hand in a bowl then arrange in a single layer, equally spaced, on the baking sheets and season with sea salt to your taste.
Place pans in the oven. After 20 minutes check to see if pieces are dried and crispy, if not continue to check at 5 minute intervals. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.
Yummy flavors to try:
Cheesy: add 2 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese along with the salt just before baking. Add 0.1g of carbs per serving.
Truffle: add flavored salts such as truffle salt. Or a drop or two of truffle oil can be added to the olive oil. This will not change the carb count.
Chipotle: add a pinch of ground chipotle with the salt. This will not change the carb count.
Wasabi: add 1/8 tsp ground wasabi powder with the salt. This will not change the carb count.