I'd like to thanks a friend of my friend Paige for sharing her recipe for kale chips on a Facebook conversation regarding getting more veggies into toddlers. I spiced it up a bit, and was really surprised by how yummy they are! William really enjoyed them too, asking for "chee!" every time he saw the container I was storing them in.
Spiced kale chips
1 bunch of kale, washed well, torn into bite-sized peices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center.
Toss the torn kale (no thick stems, just green leafy parts) in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil until they are all coated: sprinkle in a bit of salt and garlic powder and toss well.
Lay each piece of kale out on a baking sheet so that they aren't touching. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crispy to the touch (but not browned). Allow to cool before eating. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
It took me about three batches to finish making the entire bunch of kale into chips, but it was well worth it! Try any combination of spices to season before cooking.
garlic powder and parmesean cheese
chili powder and garlic powder
dill and black pepper
premixed seasonings like Adobo or Old Bay