I wanted a bag of chips...plain Lay's potato chips to be more specific. I almost hopped in our van to get some, but stopped to think about what I really wanted.
I really just wanted a salty, crispy snack.
I made some kale chips instead. #progress I'm a firm believer in replacing food/ingredients instead of saying that you can't eat it anymore. I know that may sound funny because I don't eat meat, dairy or eggs, but that's different because I avoid those for ethical reasons.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not completely giving up chips (in fact I had some for lunch a few weeks ago lol), but I do want to be more intentional about the food decisions I make. Instead of hopping in the van and going to Wawa for a bag, I took a moment and considered if there's an alternative.
About these kale chips
They're crispy, slightly salty (add more if you need to) and so delicious. Another bonus to making your own kale chips, is that you'll save money because the ones in the store are usually $6-$8. No ma'am.
Elijah and I ate the whole batch (you know he's my picky eater) and I had to make more for everyone else.
Update me when you try the recipe!
Take a trip down memory line with me. Check out this old video with Brandon stuffing his face with kale chips. Ha! This was like my second YouTube video ever.
What food have you replaced recently?
Simple Kale Chips
Keywords: bake vegan
- 2 bunches of curly kale, washed, de-stemed and cut into bite size pieces
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
Preheat oven at 350º
In a large bowl, toss kale with olive oil and salt until evenly coated.
Spread a 1/3 of the kale on a baking sheet in a single layer, being sure not to overcrowd the pan.
Roast for about 10 minutes (or until crispy), checking to make sure it doesn't burn.
Repeat with the remaining kale (a 1/3 at a time) and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.