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
salt
pepper


Directions:
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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