Budget Killer Kale Chips

The other day I was walking through the grocery store and spotted this.

It's so great to see a wider variety of foods popping up at the store. However, check out that price. Yes. that says $6.99 for 2.5 ounces of kale chips. GASP!

Seriously???? I realize all of the diet restrictions etc that this packages advertises but really $7 for snacky chips???

I have been making kale chips for the last couple of years, and I have never tried the Brad's Raw brand. Maybe these are simply amazing and worth 7 clams, but this still just strikes me as ridiculous. This is especially true considering how stinkin' easy it is to grow kale. It's like a hosta, it's kinda hard to kill.  Even if you use market kale it's still only a couple of bucks for a big bunch and most of the other ingredients are probably in your pantry.

Garlic Parm Kale Chips
(certified budget friendly, vegetarian, gluten free, kosher and non gmo)

1 large bunch of kale (Scotch Blue Curled picked from my garden)
1 clove of garlic minced
olive oil
parmesan cheese
sprinkle of garlic powder

1. Pick Kale from garden (or market).  wash and remove thick middle stems. mince garlic.

2. Rip kale into large pieces and pile on a baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the chips with olive oil. Sprinkle on a few pinched of garlic powder, minced garlic, parm cheese, salt and pepper.  (reserve half of the ingredients for the other side)

Pre-oven chips on the right. Finished chips to the left. 

3. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes at 350.  Turn the chips and lightly re-sprinkle with the toppings.  Bake for another 10 minutes.

Half-Baked Kale Chips
 4. Serve or store in an air-tight container.

Finished chips. 

mmmm...I ate mine while watching the True Blood premiere (aka. Vampire Soap Opera)...oh the irony!


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