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5 Ingredient Thai Sesame Ginger Kale Chips
If you have gone to a Whole Foods Market in the last few years you might have noticed the super healthy and delicious looking kale chips packaged in clear plastic and positioned to catch your eye. Then, if your like me, you looked at the 7 dollar price tag and put it back really fast the same way you pick up other bags of chips and feel they are half full.
The benefits of cooking it yourself.
A bag of fresh kale you will only cost you about $3 for the large bag at the local grocery store. With just a couple handfuls of kale you can make the same amount of roasted kale as they sell with your own spices added and eat them while they're still hot. You also get the satisfaction of knowing it was prepared by you. There is something safe in knowing all the ingredients because you added them or left them out to make it healthier.
A Super Food
Kale is a so-called super food. If you look up super-food on Wikipedia it is one of the first foods that you will see. I wont go into much more detail about all the ways that kale is a super-food. I think if you are open-minded and smart enough to be on this site you probably know that any dark leafy greens are better for you. We used an organic soy sauce or tamari with reduced sodium. We try go go for low sodium. Reduced is just as it sounds, it's just less than usual. To use the word low sodium it actually has to be quite a bit lower than the usual soy sauce. The other ingredients are just the kale, some olive oil, sesame seeds and some grated ginger.
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- • 6 oz. coarsely chopped kale
- • ½ cup olive oil
- • ¼ cup reduced sodium Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
- • ½ tablespoon grated ginger
- • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- • Olive oil Spray
- Heat the oven to 300 degrees
- While the oven is heating mix the olive oil, soy sauce, ginger in a medium sized bowl
- Dip the washed kale leaves in the mixture and place on a cookie sheet with baking paper if you have it or you might want to spray the cookie sheet with the olive oil spray
- Place the kale leaves in a single layer over the cookie sheet
- Cook for about 13 minutes and then flip those kale to make sure they roast evenly and cook for another 13 minutes. Check them for crispiness and you may want to turn and cook another 3-5 minutes if they aren't yet crispy.
- Present hot as a snack or appetizer