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    Kale Chips: A Miraculously Easy Way for Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

    Allergy Kids Foundation Recipes | Robyn O’Brien| June 2, 2010

    I was raised in Texas on tortilla chips. I can’t really cook. And I’ve been known to burn water. So when I heard people raving about Kale Chips, I had to laugh. I mean, seriously just one look at this veggie in its raw state makes anyone think….R.O.U.G.H.A.G.E.

    So when my friend Elana, who runs Elana’s Pantry, told me that her kids couldn’t get enough of it, I did a double take. I’ve got battle scars from getting one of my kids to eat a carrot. And she’s talking about her kids devouring kale?

    Having rolled my eyes at this recipe BIG TIME, (I mean, really, kale?), I knew that I could trust Elana, so I hit the kitchen and have since found that this recipe is a miraculously easy way to get your kids to eat their veggies.

    Kale Chips (Seriously!)

    1 bunch of kale

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    1. Preheat oven to 350°
    2. Rinse and chop kale into small pieces
    3. Put kale in a large bowl with oil and salt
    4. With hands, toss and mix ingredients together
    5. Place kale on baking sheet
    6. Bake at 350° for about 10-15 minutes (until kale is dark green and crispy)
    7. Cool and serve

    Depending on your interests, you can also add any one of the following to the bowl for some added excitment to the mix: 1 tbs.lemon juice or 1 tbs. apple cider vinegar or ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or 1/4 tsp black pepper

    Sure, I still love my Texas style chips and salsa, but when it comes to veggies, I’ll eat my words…and my kids will eat another batch of these kale chips! Yeehaw!