Friday, January 21, 2011

Kale Chips

This was introduced to me by my friend Cindy who made them as a snack for one of our scrapbooking retreats, and it was love at first taste!!!  Strangely enough everyone in the family loves them except Devon - and this is a kid who eats ANYTHING...oh well, more for us!  Anyway, it occurred to me that there are plenty of people out there who are looking for a healthier snack food that helps them achieve their 5 - 10 a day, and who don't know about this.

This is a simple, healthy and satisfying snack (especially for someone like me who LOVES chips and could easily eat a bag in a sitting!!!)  They're crispy but seem to almost melt in your mouth after that first delightful bite?!  Next time you're having a snack-attack, grab a bunch of kale and make your own chips!

1 bunch of kale, ripped into 'chip' sized pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp seasoning salt (can also use lemon pepper, cajun seasoning, sea salt...the sky's the limit!)

  • Toss the kale with the olive oil and seasoning salt.  Spread evenly out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the pan into a 350F oven for 10 to 12 minutes - keep an eye on the kale as it can go quickly from crispy to burnt! 
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly (although this doesn't take long!) and enjoy!!

**Kale is a superfood - it contains phytonutrients which help the liver neutralize potentially hazardous cancer causing substances.  Also kale is a great source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, iron, manganese, potassium and calcium...delicious and good for you!!!**


  1. I TRULY want to make these right now. Can't, because I don't have any kale. But my mom hides it in everything (Everything. Really.) and I want to serve them to her.

    I also want to eat them myself, of course.

    Also, as my friend Lannis would say, your captcha is flirting with me (undly). Awesome.

  2. MMMmmmmm - this is the second time I've heard of this "treat". I didn't try it the first time, but now you've really peaked my curiousity and perhaps my kids will like them - or even my hubby!! :) Thanks for this one Tamara!