Craving Confessions

kale chips

Do you ever crave a specific food? I do! My number one craving is chips. It must be the salt that I crave but I also think it’s the “crunch” factor.

If you crave something in particular, your body is lacking a vitamin or nutrient so try and find a healthier substitution. I will be sharing more recipes and ideas for healthier options when it comes to cravings.

Here is one of my favorite cravings recipes. It gives me a healthier option but I am still able to satisfy that nagging craving. Homemade guacamole, salsa or hummus are the perfect sides.

Crispy Kale “Chips”

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

1 head kale (I prefer the purple), washed thoroughly and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt, sprinkled
Minced garlic or garlic powder, to taste (optional)

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces. I prefer to use my Pampered Chef© Salad Chopper to cut up my kale.

Place kale in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil and garlic (if desired). You can add other spices as well. I’ve tried Parmesan cheese, and ground sun dried tomatoes.

Then place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes.

Place in a large bowl or on a platter and serve with your favorite dip. Yum!

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d’Arabian and the Food Network.

Bon Appetit!

Emily Gamache


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