Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies? I feel your pain! Some days my kids can be great eaters, and others, I find myself having to disguise every trace of their sweet potato and bribe them with dessert to make sure they will eat it. I am sure you know what I am talking about. Today, I am going to share with you a nutritious recipe that is not just delicious, it has also made our mealtime negotiations a bit easier, kale chips.
No, I did not come up with this recipe on my own and I have absolutely no idea where exactly I got it. I do remember it was one of those days, a long time ago, when I was searching Pinterest for ideas of things to do with all the Kale I had in my refrigerator, and there it was. Now, my kids (2yo and 3yo) LOVE kale and this is their all time favorite recipe.
If you are interested in the nutritional facts for this recipe you might want to check out this link (I apologize in advance for all the commercials). Although it is not the exact same recipe, it is close enough to give you a pretty good idea.
Easy Peasy Kale Chips Recipe:
Ingredients (6 Servings/30 minutes):
- 1 Bunch of Kale
- 1-2 Table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Garlic Salt to taste
- Nutritional Yeast* to taste.
- Pre-heat the oven to 415F
- Rinse and strain the kale
- Remove the stems and pull the leaves apart into bite sized pieces
- Arrange the kale into a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Spray thoroughly with olive oil but don’t over do it.
- Sprinkle garlic salt to taste
- Place in the oven at 415 F for 15-20 minutes. Since ovens are not all the same, make sure you keep an eye on your chips. If they don’t look crispy enough, let them stay in the oven for a couple more minutes but don’t let them get too dark. You can also rotate them.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle the Nutritional Yeast.
- Let cool for a couple minutes and serve.
Easy Peasy right?
P.S. If you kid doesn’t like it at first or is too young and you are afraid they will choke on the dry pieces, you can always try crumbling up the kale chips and mixing it in with the rest of their food (beans are especially great for hiding veggies!).
*Nutritional Yeast is a great source of certain B vitamins and can be usually found at your local health food store. Personally, I fell in love with it the first time I tried it a few years ago. If you want to find out more about the benefits and uses of nutritional yeast you can start by looking here.
Did you like this recipe or do you have any other kid approved recipes you would to share? Let me know in the comments below.