Okay, I know they're nothing new but be nice to me - I've only just discovered them!
You will find that most of the recipes I post on here are reasonably quick and simple. I bake for a living so I like the rest of the food in my life to be either a) served up on a plate in front of me, preferably in a nice restaurant, or b) really quick to prepare.
As I mentioned in my Diet & Lifestyle post, I try to be really healthy when I'm eating at home during the week (good 80% of the time, naughty 20%). In the same article, I also touched upon how healthy kale is for you - bloat reducing, low in calories and high in:
Vitamin A, C and K (K can help protect against various cancers)
It's basically awesome.
You can cook kale in a few different ways but this Kale Crisps recipe is a great way of making kale a nutritious snack for when you get a little peckish outside of meal times. So it doesn't have the aesthetic appeal of a bowl of cheesy Doritos with salsa dip but trust me, these are yummy, good for you and won't expand your waistline either.
I have also included a really quick recipe for low fat guacamole - the crisps go really well with it.
For the crisps, all you will need is:
- A big handful of kale, de-stemmed and chopped into large-ish pieces, washed and dried
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and ground pepper
Preheat your oven to 170C (150C fan assisted)/350F.
Spread the kale out on some foil on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over some sea salt and grind some pepper. Place in the centre of your oven for about 12-15 minutes until nice and crispy.
And that's it! Stick them in a bowl and chomp! Best eaten straight away.
For the easy guacamole (serves 1 to 2):
1/2 tomato or 3 plum tomatoes
1/2 garlic clove
1 tbsp roughly chopped red onion
1 tbsp lime juice
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp red pepper (optional)
1 tsp parsley (optional)
Throw all the ingredients into the food processor and watch it go. If you like it really smooth, give it a squish in a bowl with a potato masher.
And enjoy without guilt.