New favorite snack: Kale chips

Sometimes I get a little sick of eating steamed or sauteed greens, such as today. I've heard about kale chips but never tried them. After trolling the Inter-Web for recipes, I experimented a little and here's my version:

Kale Chips
bunch of kale leaves - washed, thoroughly dried, and shredded/cut to remove leaves from the stalk.
1 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
sprinkle of ground black pepper + red pepper flakes
pinch of sea salt (opt.)

- Preheat oven to 350 F. Prep. a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put washed + dried kale pieces in a medium-sized bowl and add olive oil, pepper and salt, if using. Toss together.
- Arrange kale on baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 8 minutes.
The end product are light and crunchy, and remind me slightly of Veggie Booty, but without all the salt. The spices in the recipe can also be adjusted depending on your tastes.

Give it a try!