Kale Chips

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Did you know that only 4% of Australians get enough veggie everyday?
It’s really important to introduce children to their vegetables, but we all understand how hard it can be. Just remember to keep trying and introduce them in different ways without pressure.

I would also suggest registering for the Try for 5 challenge by Nutrition Australia. When you sign up, you receive emails with loads of tips on how to incorporate veggies into your daily meals!

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In light of the Try for 5 challenge, I also decided to share my easy recipe for kale chips. If your child likes food with a crispy texture, why not give this a try!

Ingredients

1 bunch of kale
2 tbsp olive oil
salt
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
any other herbs or spices

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line 2 oven trays with baking paper.

Wash the kale and trim the leaves off the stem. Tear the leaves into even pieces (don’t make them too small as they will shrink) and dry thoroughly with kitchen paper. A salad spinner will be handy for this.

Mix oil, salt, cheese and other spices in a bowl and add the kale. Toss to coat.

Spread the kale evenly on the baking paper and bake for 10-15 minutes (swapping trays in between) or until leaves are crisp but not burnt.

I was amazed at how crisp the kale was, though I thought there could have been more cheese! 😀

-R.L.

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