My 9-year-old son loves kale chips.
I know, I know. I can picture you now, rolling your eyes, annoyed to hear about someone whose kid likes uber-healthy food. Well, you can stop rolling your eyes. He only likes them because he thinks they taste like potato chips. If you make them right, your children will probably like them too.
Kale chips are so simple to make. The key is to sprinkle them with lots of salt. If you don’t give them enough salt, they taste like a green leafy vegetable. If you do salt them enough, the flavor is transformed. Also, be sure not to overcook them. If they get brown, they’ll taste bitter. Watch them carefully in the oven so they come out as soon as they start to get crisp.
Update: My 9-year-old son is now 10, and he no longer loves kale chips. It was fun while it lasted. 🙂
Kale Chips Price Breakdown
This batch of kale chips costs $1.68, or $.28 per serving. It’s a great healthy alternative to potato chips, and it goes well next to a sandwich for a filling lunch.
What food does your child like that children aren’t “supposed to” like? I’d love to hear about it and get some new ideas.