There was a period of time in my life that I did not eat potato chips. My stomach was extra flat. These days I eat chips and suck it in. I have not been able to find a substitute that was healthy enough to replace my coveted chip. I know nothing lacking serious carbs is ever going to satisfy quite like the chip, but I have finally found something nutritious enough that I think I can substitute. Well at least through February which is when I wear the big white dress! This magical food I speak of? Bare with me and make it before you bash it. (Yes you have to make it yourself, but it is easy!) KALE CHIPS.
So here's what has to happen. You buy a bunch of kale. (Not a ton of it. Literally, "one bunch.")
1. Rip the kale from the tough skins in "chip size" pieces and rinse.
2. Toss in a big bowl with olive oil and sea salt.
(I'll be experimenting with other seasonings soon. I've heard things in the yoga world such as paprika, and garlic. Be creative.)
3. Foil on a cookie dish, and spread that stuff out in a single layer.
4. Bake in your 350 preheated degree oven for about 20 minutes until the edges are crispy.
(This is not exact. Check on it and stuff and don't blame me if it burns.)
I've only made it once but here are my "tips."
*To avoid soggy kale chips (nobody wants those) make sure to shake off as much water as you can, don't put on too much olive oil and definitely don't bake more than a single layer at a time.
*Also, have floss handy. You'll see. No really, go look after you eat them.
Now, if you need more motivation for a salty, crunchy, flaky, nutritious snack, check out the girl in the Misery video from Maroon 5. I've just lost my app for chips anyway. Have you?