kale chips

KALE CHIPS

i know these recipes are all over the internet but oh my god they are so good. they have the same texture as potato chips so they’re easily (and guilt-free) great munching foods. 

ingredients: 

  • 1cup of kale (or as much as you want)
  • olive oil
  • salt

it calls for 1Tbsp of oil, but oil is such a fear food for me, so i try to use less. 

What you do:

  1. preheat the oven to 350degrees F.
  2. line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. rips the stems off the kale, and rip the kale into bite size pieces.
  4. wash, and dry completely. there should be no water left!
  5. get out a little bowl and a paintbrush 
  6. pour no more than 1 tbsp of oil into the bowl
  7. lay the kale out flat on the cookie sheet, having none overlap
  8. dap the paintbrush in the oil and begin painting a very light coat evenly on every leaf
  9. get both sides
  10. put them in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes. or until the sides are brown but not burnt
  11. once they are done, sprinkle some salt or seasoning on.

Tips: to save calories, use an oil spray instead. also sprinkle the salt on AFTER cooking or the salt with absorb all the moisture and they wont get as crispy. 

ENJOY!

Calories (per cup): about 53, but it depends on how much oil you use.

Kale Chips

I love vegetables. Seriously. But sometimes you just need a change from the normal ways you cook things. Kale is a vegetable I sometimes find a little tricky to deal with. 1) There is usually a lot of it in a bunch and it seems to expand as you chop it. 2) It can be a bit tough, even with long cooking, which makes a limit to how much I’m willing to eat of it at a single go. That said, kale is extraordinarily full of nutrients! So it’s worth learning how to cook it in different ways. I must say, kale chips have won my heart.

Kale chips make a great afternoon snack. Or evening snack. Or, really, something to eat at any time. I’m a sucker for crunchy things, so it’s nice to have an alternative to other not so good for you crunchy snacks. Plus, they’re so easy to make! <3

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3 Best Kale Chip Recipes

 

If you have yet to hop on the kale chip bandwagon, here’s your chance! Whether you’re craving salt or spice, following are the top 3 Kale Chip Recipes!

 

Nacho Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed of stems and torn into bite-size pieces
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Spicy Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed of stems and torn into bite-size pieces
  • Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder

Lime and Sea Salt Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed of stems and torn into bite size pieces
  • Olive oil
  • ½ lime
  • Coarse sea salt, to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 320 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss kale in just enough olive oil for a light coating.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning ingredients over Kale . Massage into kale.
  4. Lay kale in a single layer on the lined cookie sheet and bake for about 40 minutes or unit crisp. (Check regularly in the last ten minutes, as kale chips can go from not-quite-done to overdone quickly if neglected).
  5. Eat immediately once cooled. If you can resist eating the whole batch in one sitting, store you leftovers in an airtight container to keep them crisp for a few days.

Source:  Vega

My mom is more awesome than yours.

My mom called me to tell me about some kale chips she made.

  • Coat clean, raw kale with some olive oil
  • Toss with a few tablespoons of almond flour and a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese
  • Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes

I don’t think I mentioned it before, but my mom lost around 90 lbs in the early 2000s doing Atkins. She’s kept most of that off, and continues to do a mostly low carb diet, although she’s not strictly keto.

Thanks for the phone call and the recipe, Mom!

Kale Chips

1 bunch kale

olive oil

salt and pepper

Lightly drizzle with olive oil and roast in oven at 180 C till leaves turn dark green (about 5 minutes).

My favourite snack if I can be bothered.. I know it’s super easy to make but I’m still super lazy. I love the natural taste of Kale so I don’t like to to season it much when making Kale chips. The crunch sounds so amazing, they really crisp up quickly. Make sure to eat within the day, if you try and store it they will wilt.

(don’t mind my dirty oven mitts) 

Garlic and Parmesan Kale Chips

Kale chips are fast, healthy snack that is really easy to make at home. Here’s my recipe: 

1 bunch of kale, rinsed and dried. 

2 tsp. of olive oil or cooking spray

½ tsp. garlic powder

¼ cup grated parmesan 

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and dry the kale and cut off most of the thick, hard stems. Rip your kale leaves into bit sized pieces and lay them on a cookie sheet. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil or spray the pieces with cooking spray until they are glistening, and look wet. Sprinkle over the garlic powder and parmesan. Using your hands, toss around the kale to make sure the spice is evenly distributed. Cook in the oven for ½ hour or until the chips are crispy around the edges. Turn off the heat and let the chips continue to dry for another 5-10 minutes. Yummy and addictive.