Kale Chips: Not your Mama’s Potato Chip Snack

I saw the recipe for Kale Chips on the ION’s Body Fuel television show. I sat in my all too comfortable chair and thought, “there is no way these are going to keep me out of the Lay’s chip bag”. SURPRISE! It does.


Basic Kale Chips
Recipe Type: Snack
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Forget the popcorn! Kale chips are amazing. You won’t believe how they can satisfy a crunch craving. Plus they can sit in this bowl for a couple days (covered of course) and stay crunchy! Benefits: Low in calories, only about 50 calories per cup, and high in vitamins A, C and K.
  • 1 bunch of raw kale
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt*
  1. Wash and completely dry the kale.
  2. Remove the stems from your kale and tear the remaining leaves into bite sized pieces. The kale shrinks (a lot) during cooking so make them about twice the size of what you’d like the finished product to be.
  3. Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the kale with your olive oil and toss in the dry ingredients and coat the kale evenly.
  5. Spread on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes total at 275 degrees, turning the chips one time half way through the cooking.

*Be creative. There are dozens of recipes for additional flavorings. Add your favorites. Maybe a little cumen and hot sauce? Try the basic cool ranch flavors using onion, vinegar, garlic, thyme and pepper. I really liked this easy method from The Salted Kitchen


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