Monday, January 9, 2012

Kale Chips

I'm finally posting a healthy recipe! Don't worry. This won't become a bad habit.

I've mentioned several times before about how much I love greens. My friend Lauren told me about these "chips" so I thought I'd give it a go. Before you stop reading and vow to never read my recipes again, just try this. You'll be doing jumps for joy that there is a delicious, crunchy, salty alternative to potato chips when you are craving something oh-so-bad but you are feeling oh-so-fat.

All you need are three ingredients.

Olive Oil
Garlic Salt

Kale is very good for you. It contains anti-cancer properties (like its sister veggie broccoli) and beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and calcium. Make sure you soak your kale if you buy it loose instead of in the plastic bag. Dirt gets trapped in the thick, dense leaves so soak it first and rinse and check to see if there is any more grit left behind. Blot the kale with paper towels to ensure it is completely dried.

Tear up the leaves into small pieces - it'll shrink when it cooks so keep that in mind. Toss the kale in the sheet pan with olive oil and pop it into a 350 degree oven.

Once the leaves get nice and crispy, pull them out of the oven sprinkle with salt immediately. I checked mine repeatedly - they go from crispy to burnt in seconds flat, so just keep an eye on them. Also, if some are getting more crispy than others, move the pan around.

These are like air - crispy and salty and delicious.


...and guilt free.

Give these a try and let us know what you think. Stay hungry!

Kale Chip Recipe
1 Head Kale, rinsed and dry
2 Tbs Olive Oil
Garlic Salt

Tear the kale up into small pieces and toss on a sheet pan with olive oil. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 12-20 minutes or until all leaves are crisp. Move leaves around while cooking if some are getting more crisp than others. Once crispy, sprinkle with garlic salt and enjoy!


  1. You are a mind reader! I made these last week for some paleo friendly snacks and thought they were great. I was going to mention them to you next time I seen you. Great minds think alike! Rik

  2. love love love kale chips!! i've made these several times and used a splash of balsamic vinegar with the yummy. whowouldathought?? your pictures make me want some!!

  3. Made these! Easy peasy!!! Delish too!

  4. I love kale chips - one of my favorite healthy snacks and these look delish!


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