Growing kale is so easy, even your kids can do it! And they have at our school’s garden club!
Kale is very hard, requires little maintenance and is super healthy for you. It’s considered part of the super greens family. These are some of the many benefits of kale:
- loaded with powerful antioxidants
- excellent source of Vitamins C & K
- good source of minerals
- improves the strength of bone, skin, and hair
This week, student club members hand picked all these lush kale leaves. They also washed and dried them. Parents then rubbed them in olive oil and baked them in the oven until crispy. A dash of salt was added for flavor and then these crunchy kale chips were served to every classroom. All plates came back empty so the students must have loved these kale chips!
Here’s the recipe for you to try making them at home:
4 cups of kale
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash kale. Remove stems and rip kale into smaller pieces. Add olive oil and use hands to gently rub onto the leaves until coated. A little oil goes a long way, just keep rubbing gently. Place on a baking sheet, single layer only. Bake for 10-12 minutes until crispy. Sprinkle salt for taste and serve.