Recipe (again): Spinach chips, a healthy option for the new year


Maybe you're totally sick of sugar and ready to start eating better in 2011. I'm definitely the latter, and trying to be the former.

As part of my attempts to eat better next year, we're taking part in a CSA, which, of course, won't start for several months, but I was thinking ahead about how to get more veggies in my diet. A few weeks ago, I made some kale chips at home, which were pretty good, but I wanted to try some other leafy greens that way too.

So today, aside from the fudge, I also made spinach chips.

Super-easy "recipe": Heat the oven to 350, wash and dry the greens, drizzle and toss with olive oil and whatever seasonings you like, spread them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet, cook for about 10 minutes, or until crispy.

I ended up making three batches to use up the spinach languishing in our fridge: one with lemon olive oil and black sea salt, one with regular olive oil and italian herbs and one with lemon olive oil and regular flake sea salt. The last batch, I kind of threw together, and where the leaves overlapped, the result wasn't as good, so that really is an important step.

They turn out very delicate and crispy, bringing out the best flavors of the spinach.

Do you have any food resolutions for the new year?

(Photo by me)

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