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Kale Chips

Summer is all about the produce! These baked salty crispy chips are an addicting alternative to potato chips that are good for you. Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees. Wash and pat dry kale (1/2 bunch usually fits on 1 cookie sheet). Cut off stem and tear leaves into bite sized pieces.

In bowl add minced garlic (1-3 cloves), 2 T olive oil, and generous dose of salt.  Mix with your fingers until kale leaves until thoroughly coated.  Spread on cookie sheet in a single layer and bake for approximately 20 minutes.  Watch closely at the end and pull out when they start to change color from green to brown. 1

Crispy Zucchini Sticks


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In the summer, gardeners usually have an abundance of zucchini and other squash. This recipe is a healthy, low fat alternative to a deep fried appetizer that’s delicious. The simple three step process involves easy to handle (and clean up) brown paper lunch bags. Cut up squash into sticks and working with a few at a time, toss in a bag of flour mix, then dip in an egg wash, then toss in a bag of crumbs before baking.

2013-07-27 zuccini 003aCrispy Zucchini Sticks

  • 1 large zucchini cut into sticks (the thinner the crisper)
  • ¾ to 1 cup flour with salt/pepper to taste in a brown lunch bag
  • Whip 1 egg with a splash of milk in small bowl
  • ¾ to 1 cup bread crumbs and/or panko crumbs with ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese and dash of cayenne (optional)

Place on cookie sheet lined with foil with a rack on top. Spray with oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Serve with ranch dressing and/or pasta sauce of your choice for dipping.