I love crunchy  salty foods: potato chips, pretzels, popcorn, pita chips. If it is salty and goes crunch, I am there. As a healthier alternative to chips and such (which are just empty calories) I often turn to kale chips to satisfy my need for crunch. Even people who claim to not like kale will like these.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt, for sprinkling
Half a lemon (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

2. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1½ inch pieces. Toss in a bowl with the olive oil.  Spread into a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.

3. Bake 10 minutes and turn the leaves over. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the kale is crispy.

4. Serve (with the lemon wedge for adding a squeeze of lemon juice if desired)!