As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker’s Program, I have agreed to participate in the FAGE Total program and blog about good living in exchange for being entered to win an extraordinary eight day trip to Greece.
I have been using the FAGE products for quite a while and love them. I’ve been on a quest lately to make some changes to our family diet. One of Mr. Foodie’s biggest downfalls is potato chips. It amazes me how many chips he can down in a sitting! So, in an effort to make a change, I thought I would try some kale chips. I am a big fan of kale generally, but I wasn’t sure exactly how Mr. Foodie would feel about them. To my surprise, he really liked them and munched on them through the evening. While the chips are a great snack on their own, I thought I’d try to create a little dip for them using some FAGE yogurt I had on hand in the event I ever wanted to use these ‘chips’ at a gathering. It was a simple dip and I thought it complemented the chips very nicely. If you haven’t tried these very popular morsels yet and are trying to work on a healthier lifestyle for yourself and family, I really recommend giving them a try. They might not taste just like the junk food chips you are used to but they are definitely a tasty snack!
BAKED KALE CHIPS WITH FAGE GARLIC BASIL DIP
1 Bunch of Kale, washed and dried (any variety is okay)
1 TBS Olive Oil (you can add more to your taste)
Sea Salt, to taste
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
3 TBS Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt
Fresh Garlic Paste, to taste
Fresh Basil Paste, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
2. Remove all stems/ribs from kale then toss in olive oil.
3. Place kale on cookies sheet in a single layer. You want to minimize the overlap as to reach maximum crispness. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
4. Bake kale for 20-30 minutes. Ovens will vary so continue to check until they reach your desired crispiness, be careful not to let them burn.
5. While the chips are baking, combine yogurt, basil and garlic in a small dipping dish. Mix together well, adding tiny amounts of water to thin the sauce out a bit. The yogurt tends to be thick and sometimes the kale chips will break off into it. Thinning it out makes dipping easier – it does not take much water to do this, maybe a few drops.
7. When chips are done, remove from oven and sprinkle with additional salt and/or pepper if desired. Let cool and serve immediately.
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