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Kale Chips Recipe

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Kids Cook Monday is an amazing program that encourages families to cook together every Monday. Since we try to cook together as often as we can, adding Mondays was not a big deal for us. For this Monday we decided to start with a simple snack.
This recipe for Kale Chips from Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking with Kids is amazing. I am not going to fool you into thinking my girls gobbled it up, but they did try them and enjoyed the twist we added. Read on for our recipe.
Kale Chips
  • small bunch of kale
  • olive oil
  • course salt, to taste
  • shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel kale leaves from stem. Place on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil. This can be done with clean hands or a spoon. Sprinkle with salt and place in the oven. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Keep a close eye on them so they do not burn. As soon as they come out of the oven, sprinkle with grated cheese. Enjoy warm or store in a container in the fridge and have them as a snack later.
Audrey and Maurene’s Tasks:
  1. Peel kale from stem
  2. Toss with olive oil
  3. Sprinkle salt on top
  4. Help with Parmesan cheese
Mom’s Tasks:
  1. Preheat oven
  2. Bake chips
  3. Remove from oven
  4. Make sure the girls do not burn themselves while adding cheese
Inspecting kale
Getting busy
I love these treats and tell my girls how tasty they are each time we have them. I know that good modeling is something that will carry a lifetime. The girls may not consume much today but they will see how much I enjoy them and will be a lot more likely to try them again soon. We would love to hear how you liked this recipe. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
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Audrey and Maurene are two toddlers who love to help mamma in the kitchen. They are learning to cook, bake, clean, and set the table. Their mother, Kris, is hoping in another few years to be able to pass kitchen duties to her young helpers. They live in Lawrence, Kansas with the girl’s very busy father and no grandparents. This leaves a lot of time for cooking. If you would like to follow along with more cooking adventures for toddlers and young children, visit their blog,

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