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Seasoned Kale Chips

Tasty Snack

Tasty Snack

Packed with vitamins, calcium and minerals, kale is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.  I love putting it in salads for added crunch and flavour.    One of my favourite ways to have kale is as Seasoned Chips.  Yummy!  This is a healthy alternative to potato chips.

Kale Chips are easy, peasy to make.  With a few ingredients, an oven or dehydrator, you can have these snacks with in minutes.  Be sure to experiment too. For a little extra spice, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or sweet paprika;  if you are a cheese lover, a little Parmesan and fresh pepper.

Kale

 

Seasoned Kale Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Tasty Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry kale
  2. Take all the leaves off the center stem. You can cut or tear them off.
  3. Tear or cut the kale into bite sized pieces
  4. Place the kale into a large bowl then drizzle with olive oil and add Seasonings
  5. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Using a Dehydrator you will have to experiment as to times and temperatures.
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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is not something I have used much.  I have seen rave reviews so thought I would give it a try.  Good decision!  Spaghetti Squash

In my cupboard I try and keep staples and one of them is pasta sauce.  I use it in soups, regular spaghetti, and other main dishes.  The one I found was a Tomato and Basil.  Pretty plain but I planned to doctor this up a bit.  Here is how it went.

I started with a pound of lean ground chicken.  I also keep this on hand in my freezer.   Spaghetti squash has a tough skin so I would recommend that you microwave it for about two minutes then turn over and do the same again.

This is my recipe:

  • One medium size Spaghetti Squash
  • One pound of lean ground meat, I used ground chicken
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 – 1 small zucchini, chopped small
  • 1 jar of Sweet Basil  & Tomato pasta sauce
  • Seasonings to taste
  • Grated old cheddar and Herb Goat Cheese

Cut the softened squash in half and remove the seeds.   Spray a 9×13 pan with Pam or some spray oil.  Place the squash cut side down.  Bake for 45 minutes at 375.Squash Baked

While the squash is baking, take your meat and brown it in a pot with seasonings.  Chop onions and other vegetables and toss them in with the meat.  Pour over the pasta sauce, stir and simmer until squash is cooked. Squash Stuffing

Once the squash has cooked, take it out and carefully turn them over in the pan.  Scoop the meat and vegetable mixture into the center of each half.  I used a soup scoop!  Place back in the oven for 20 minutes at 350.  Take this time to grate your cheese.  After 20 minutes, cover each side with the cheese of choice and place back in oven until melted.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chives and sweet basil leaves.  Serve with a small side salad.

It was delicious.  I found it easy to prepare and a great one “pan” meal for two people. There was sauce left over that I can use for real spaghetti the next night.  As a second meal it can also be heated and put over potatoes.  Just add a salad or some sliced fresh vegetables to go with.  I love one night cooking, two nights eating.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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