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With spring here and summer around the corner we are making things a lot healthier in our home. We have tossed out the fattening chips, ditched the sugary desserts, and are adding more fruits and veggies. I have been blessed that my children like to eat their vegetables. However getting them to eat most green and leafy vegetables like kale hasn’t always been so successful. Luckily last year I learned that by baking them and turning them into “chips,” my kids won’t think twice about picking them up and scarfing them down.

One of my family’s favorite go-to healthy snacks are kale chips. However, we like to kick things up a notch here and instead of regular ol’ kale chips, we add a little spice.

When baking kale chips I prefer to use PAM Olive Oil spray. This helps to add the perfect amount of olive oil to the kale. Adding too much olive oil will make the chips limp and greasy, and by being able to spray it, it makes it hard to over do it.

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Ingredients:

  • One bunch of kale, rinsed and dried
  • PAM Olive Oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon of chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Cheyenne pepper powder
  • Salt, to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the kale leaves from their tough end and inner stems. Cut longer leaves in half or preferred bite size pieces.

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  • Line kale pieces in a single layer in a baking dish sprayed with PAM Olive Oil. Once lined, spray PAM Olive Oil onto the kale pieces. The kale leaves only need to be lightly sprayed. Then sprinkle in sea salt, chili flakes and Cheyenne pepper.

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  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until crisp. About 5 minutes before they are finished, you can gently toss them in the sheet pan for more even baking. They will burn easy, be aware of how they are baking.

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I love using the PAM Olive Oil spray because there is no need to use parchment paper in your baking dish. Just spray the PAM right on and you are ready to add your food.

Leaving up to *99% less residue, PAM is your ally in the kitchen and allows you to save time during prep and clean up.
* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bake ware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times.
PAM Olive Oil: This tasty and low-fat alternative to traditional olive oil adds a touch of flavor to your dishes. So you can show your family your heart’s in the right place—by caring for theirs.
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