Crispy Kale Popcorn

I am always looking for easy after school snack and lunch box items for the kids. It also helps if they are healthy. One thing I know for sure that the kids will always eat is popcorn. I tried to think of some ways to make it a little more nutritious. I came up with this Crispy Kale Popcorn in the hope that the kids will love the salty crunch and get a little vitamins while they do it. I made this recipe with Boom Chicka Pop, so I didn’t even need to pop my own corn.  Here is what else you will need:

  • 1 Bag of Sea Salt Boom Chicka Pop
  • 6 Handfuls of Kale, removed from the stem
  • 3 to 4 T of Olive Oil
  • 1 T of Sea Salt
  • 2 t of Garlic Powder
  • 4 T of Flax Seed

To make this you just need to follow a few simple steps:

  • In a large bowl toss the Kale with the Flax Seed, Olive Oil, Salt and Garlic Powder.
  • Spread on a foil covered cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes. Every oven is different so keep a close eye on it.
  • When all the Kale is crispy, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
  • When cool, crunch the Kale with your hand until it is in small bite sized pieces.
  • Add the Kale to the bag of popcorn, hold the top closed and shake very well until the popcorn is combined with the Kale.

I added some fresh black pepper to my popcorn but you can add whatever spices you choose or keep it as is.

This is a great snack for kids or grown ups. Fair warning, it is very addicting. I hope you enjoy!

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For another great snack idea check out my recipe for Marinated Eggs.

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