Make Something Monday: Kale Chips & Salsa

It's day two of #KaleEveryDamnDay so I figured I'd give you a little recipe inspiration. Whenever I recommend kale to clients that have never tried it, I tell them they have to try it at least 3 different ways before they can tell me they don't like it. Not only does it take time for your taste buds to adjust to new flavors, but there's so many ways to prepare kale that you can hate it one way and love it another. Or, even more magically, you can hate it one way until you find a way you like it & then you grow to love it all the ways.

When I first tried kale a few years ago, I had it raw, un-massaged, & in a salad and I HATED it. Then I tried some Cool Ranch kale chips from Whole Foods which I also hated. Finally, I tried The Chicago Diner's flashed greens and I was hooked!

Now, I love it cooked, raw, baked...you name it, I'll eat it. But this is one of my recent favorites:

Spicy Kale Chips w/ Store-Bought Salsa

kale chips and salsa

Ingredients

1 bunch of kale, stems removed & torn into chip-sized pieces approx. 1 tbsp olive oil salt & pepper sriracha sauce 1/2 lemon

Spread your kale pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle kale with olive oil & your preferred amount of salt & pepper. Massage the olive oil into the kale until softened. Add a touch of sriracha sauce & massage some more. Bake @ 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from oven & drizzle w/ juice from lemon [to help with iron absorption]. Cover in your favorite store-bought or homemade salsa & Enjoy!