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LCHF on a budget: Kale chips

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Celeriac, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Celeriac

    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can pick up a 200g bag of kale for £1 or under from ASDA, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's,Tesco and Waitrose.Some stores will have done the washing and stalk stripping for you, but check the size of the leaves because if they are too small they may cinder quickly. If you prepare them yourself, you get to decide how big the bite size pieces are.

    Basically, you wash and dry them unless pre-washed, strip the stalks out and tear into pieces then massage olive oil or another oil into them. You could use pomace oil instead of olive oil (KTC pomace oil is £2 for 1 litre at ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco). You could also experiment with other cooking oils, as long as they aren't marked 'For External Use Only'. You can also add pepper and seeds eg sesame. Once oiled, salted, seeded if required, they go into the oven and come out as crunchy snack food.

    Melissa D'Arabian's recipe from the Food Network.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/crispy-kale-chips-recipe.html

    Kale has 9g carbs per 100g, it's packed with vitamins A and C plus calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6

    This would be especially usefully if you miss something to munch in front of the TV, or if you're not big on veg or have fussy kids. If you love the crispy seaweed you get from Chinese takeaways or love the salty crunch of seaweed snacks you will lurve kale chips.
     
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    Andy-Sev Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not tried Kale chips yet but on a similar note, wash a cauliflower and chop in to small forets. Leave to dry and then toss in olive oil and salt. Roast at 220 for 25 to 30 minutes and you have a great cheap snack when it comes out. It's even better if you use a splash of balsamic vinegar before roasting and toss in parmesan after.

    And this is from someone who prior to diagnosis wouldn't have touched cauliflower and now it when done this way.
     
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    Kingsland Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting, I might buy some kale and a cauli this week and try it. Does it get browned on the edges?
     
  4. Celeriac

    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The kale gets darker and crunchy. But the cauliflower would, those aren't chips though. There are plenty of roast cauliflower recipes online - on Pinterest, for example.
     
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