Kale crisps (4 mins prep/15 mins cooking)

kale crisps

People have been raving about kale as a source of low-calorie goodness for a while.    It is only about £1 for a big bag so pretty cheap too.  If you sprinkle some kale with a little olive oil, lemon zest, cumin seeds and salt and pop them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes they become tasty and crispy.  Great as a snack or as part of a meal for adults and (certain!) children.

kale crisps healthy kids snack

My two year old loved them (watching him stuff fistfuls in to his little mouth was very satisfying!) while my four year old thought it was a big joke to call them ‘crisps’…

For an alternative kale recipe this kale and almond gratin from Nigel Slater is brilliant: https://katielovescooking.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/kale-and-almond-gratin-a-unique-and-sumptuous-dish/

Kale crisps (serves 2 as a snack or part of a meal)

120g kale (I left the stalks on as I don’t mind a bit of crunch)

Zest of 1/3 lemon

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Small drizzle olive oil

Pinch salt

Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/160 degrees.

Put the kale in a baking tray, add the other ingredients and mix up with your hands.  Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes, checking and giving the tray a good shake/stir every 4 minutes.   You want the kale to be a little singed around the edges to ensure they are crispy enough, but only around the edges.  Serve quickly while they keep their crispiness.