I wanted to use ornamental kale in my bouquet when I got married this past summer. I searched high and low in Vancouver, unfortunately they were not in season just yet. That is how much I love this leafy green veggie! Not only is it nutritious and healthy for you, it can make a beautiful arrangement.
This amazing superfood comes in several varieties with slightly different flavors. It is a sturdy, winter green vegetable rich in vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron and so much more (See bottom picture for more benefits). Kale can be steamed, boiled, sautéed, baked, added to soups, smoothies or used raw in salads but my favorite way of preparing them is to make Kale chips. I am addicted to the dehydrated Kale chips you can find in most health food stores but at $8 for a small bag, I can’t afford to buy them all the time – and really, Kale is so inexpensive. So whenever you feel like snacking on potato chips munch on these instead and get the nutritional benefits.
What you’ll need:
1 bunch of Kale, washed and dried
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove kale leaves from stem and tear into 2 inch pieces. In large bowl toss kale with olive oil then shake on the garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Arrange kale in single layer on baking sheet. Bake Kale until crisp and edges are starting to brown approximately 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!