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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kale Chips!

I've heard of kale chips for quite some time, and after talking to a friend at work who made them, I decided to try them myself.  This means making a test batch before I present them to Bud.  I found a recipe in the March 2012 issue of Women's Health, but really you don't need to follow a recipe at all--they're that simple to make.

I took a bunch of kale, and removed the stems.  This involved ripping the leaves off, which isn't hard to do.  Dumped them on a cookie sheet, drizzled some olive oil on them, then kosher salt and some pepper.  I also added some garlic powder.  I imagine you can add any spices you want to these--next time I think I'll try some chili powder or paprika:

Kale before the oven!
I put them in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  They came out pretty tasty, but I put them back in for another 5 minutes to really crunch them up:

These were great!  Very crunchy, and that bit of salt and garlic powder made them irresistible.  If you're making this for more than just yourself, I would double or triple the amount of kale, and make a few batches.  They are hard to stop eating.  Kale is high in Vitamins K, A, and C, high in fiber, and also a great anti-inflammatory.  Plus it doesn't have too much taste, so whatever you put it in or put on it will only make it taste better.  Yum.  Try these for yourself, or make 'em for your kids as an alternative to fried snacks.  


  1. Thanks for posting about your test! I'm definitely going to have to try these. We both love all kinds of leafy green veggies so I have a feeling even hubby would be very happy with them.

    I tried doing the "green smoothie" thing once, but had a really hard time with them. I think it was a texture issue, but chips are a whole different ballgame. :~)

    Can't wait to see what Bud thinks!

  2. Thanks for the recipe, Sue! I can't wait to try these!


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