Kale Chips

K is for Kale Chips.

Kale is a very versatile, healthy and nutritious addition to any salad or even soup to increase your intake of green, leafy vegetables.  Like most green, leafy vegetables, it is low in calories, yet kale is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

But let's just say, for instance, that you are trying to eat healthy and are craving something salty and crunchy.  Your first thought would be to grab a handful of potato chips to satisfy those cravings.  But wait, did you know that you can use kale to make delicious kale chips that will not only satisfy those cravings, but also offer a healthier, less processed alternative.


1 bunch of organic kale
1 teaspoon of celtic salt (or any other type of salt)
1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the leaves from the stems of the kale with either a knife or kitchen shears.
  • Wash the leaves and dry thoroughly using paper towels or a salad spinner.
  • Drizzle the leaves with olive oil.  
  • Use your hands to evenly coat the kale leaves.
  • Sprinkle celtic salt over the leaves.
  • Lay the leaves on the parchment paper lined baking sheet evening in a single layer.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until leaves are brown, not burnt.
  • Let cool and enjoy (and try not to eat all of them).

  • Sprinkle finely granted parmesan cheese on the kale leaves before baking for a nice cheesy taste.
  • Sprinkle nutritional yeast on the kale leaves before baking for a cheesy taste if you are dairy free/vegan.
  • Experiment with different spices for different flavors.  For example, red pepper flakes for a spicy taste, etc.  
Now that you know how to make kale chips, I do urge you to make more than one batch, especially if you have kids or other grown up kids (a/k/a other adults) in the house as one batch will last all of 2 minutes before you even have a chance to eat any.  

What flavor of kale chips are you going to try?  Which flavor that you tried was a "no go?"

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  1. I've been meaning to try this for a long time, so now I've been inspired to try! My kids eat way too much junk, hopefully I can convert them over to eating these!

  2. I loved this last year and had forgotten about it! I have some kale that reseeded itself and has sprung up in my overgrown jungle of a garden. I need to make this today!

  3. I want to try but I'm nervous. I am not much of a kale fan.. I will have to give it a try!

  4. Love kale! I've just overhauled my diet due to fibromyalgia and I'm learning all kinds of new eating habits. So nice to find you! I'm going to like you facebook page, because I want to stay in touch. I'm visiting from the a-z! com visit me, if you'd like:

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My wife insists on us trying at least one new meal a week so this one looks good.

    All the best for the remainder of the challenge :)


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