• A big bunch of curly kale, ribs removed and broken into pieces, or a large bag of ready to use kale
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic olive oil
  • A sprinkle of kosher or sea salt (depends on how salty you'd like it - less is more)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmegianno Reggiano

So, if you are like me you crave something salty in the evenings when watching TV or reading a good book. This is a great, healthy and delicious alternative to potato chips. There are several variations, but most enjoy plain old kale, olive oil and sea salt. Today I used a roasted garlic olive oil and I grated fresh Parmegianno Reggiano I purchased at my favorite store, BJ’s Wholesale Club over my kale. It was delizioso!

Kale is a form of cabbage and comes in a beautiful green or purple color.  Kale is a highly nutritious vegetable with powerful antioxidants. Kale is also considered to be anti-inflammatory. Kale is also high in indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. Now I don’t think potato chips can do that, so the next time you have a craving for chips, TRY THESE! You will providing your family with the best snack!

The kale crisps up in the oven and glistens when baked.

TIP: Do not tear your pieces up too small becasue the kale will diminish in size and will break in your hand when picked up.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. A higher temperature will cause your kale to turn black. Place your kale in a big bowl big and toss with oil, a good sprinkle of salt and freshly grated Parmegianno Reggiano cheese.

Place on a baking rack set over a sheet pan and bake for about 15 minutes. The kale will diminish in volume dramatically.

The result is an addictive crispy snack that you can feel really good about eating. Kids love them, too!

Try adding more kale and other leafy greens to your diet today!

This post is part of a healthy campaign from BJ’s Wholesale Clubs!