Kale Chips, naturally gluten free

I am not normally a person who's out there following the next big craze of foods, but I have to share that I caved a bit and I had to give this whole Kale craze a try. If you know me, you'll know that I could happily reach for a salty snack over a sweet snack any day. Now, that being said salty snacks are not healthier (or less healthy) than their sweet counterparts (kinda). The point of my rambling here is that I'd happily choose chips and nuts over candy and sweets, but there are some salty treats that are of course healthier than others....enter in the Kale chips craze!! While they certainly are not chips they do satisfy the salty cravings and carbohydrate wise they register as virtually nil (horray!!). As a person who is used to being on the go all the time at work and now finding myself at home with a little one, I have found that I need to be extra careful about my snacking. I cannot simply sit and eat a bunch of salty snacks without it adding to my waistline. Well, again enter in the Kale craze. Thank goodness there's a healthier alternative for when you're craving a crispy, salty snack.

I had to do a bit of looking around to find the Kale but I eventually found it at Save-on-foods. I found this super easy recipe or list of instructions for making Kale Chips from The Morning Fresh, a fellow food blogger and here's what we ended up with.

This may not look like much, but it was too much to fill two large soup bowls, overflowing! All of this came from one bunch of Kale. I must share with you though that while this was a super super easy recipe, I managed to way too much salt on the first batch (the black bowl on the left) and we ended up throwing it in the garbage. The white bowl on the right was salted perfectly and tasted awesome. I would definitely do this again. Maybe some of the food crazes that go on are not entirely outrageous and are possibly worthy of my attention on occasion.

What is your favorite new food item that seems to be all the craze these days?

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