Any family with kids will tell you that kids eat. A lot. Constantly. It’s like they are growing or something. Strange. Every family, not just homeschooling families, need to have a variety of snacks to keep in the house. Otherwise the universe will explode. Well, according to the children anyway. I try not to buy many processed snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, or granola bars. I prefer to make my own when possible and because I am cheap. One homemade snack that is super easy to make and my kids inhale are kale chips.
Really. I swear they are excited about making kale chips. They are so easy to make that even the kids can help. Plus if your kid is reluctant to try them, getting them active in the cooking process can help! I don’t have a “recipe” per se for kale chips. Just a basic method and ingredients: kale, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt. You can spice them up with pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, minced garlic. The possibilities are endless. Start by preheating your oven to 275 degrees.
Recruit some cute little helpers to help tear the kale off the stems. I told you they were excited!
Drizzle enough olive oil to coat, about 2 tablespoons or so depending on how much kale you have. Sprinkle with salt and any extras you may like.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping, tossing, or whatever the fuck you want to call it about halfway through. Til they look like this.
TADA!! Cruchy, salty, delicious. Plus it’s a super green. It’s full of vitamins and good stuff. Something like that. Look, I never said I was a nutritionist. Just a mom trying to keep my kids from asking for a god damn snack. Thanks for reading and have a fun, fall weekend!!