Traci was quite smart when she asked me to go a week without my low-sodium cashews, my go-to snack. She wanted me to explore other snacks, and today, I’m doing just that.
The first snack I’m trying today: kale chips. It’s easy. I bought a bag of pre-washed and trimmed kale from Publix for about $3. Here is the recipe:
Mist a cookie sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Spread leaves onto the cookie sheet, mist with the cooking spray and add seasoning of your choice. I used just a little salt. Bake at 300° F until crisp, 20 to 30 minutes.
These are actually quite good. Sister experienced a bitter aftertaste, which isn’t unusual with kale. All in all, the best way I’ve found to eat kale so far!
Next up: baked black beans. Sounds easy:
On a baking sheet, toss canned black beans with olive oil, ground cumin, and salt. Roast at 450° F until crispy, about 10 minutes, for a tasty snack.
Addendum: The black beans are AWESOME! However, it took more than 10 minutes. I just tested them every five minutes until they were crunchy; it was more like 25 to 30 minutes. Sister and I both love them, and after dinner, I’m making two more cans.