I’ll admit.  I was a skeptic.  Kale chips?  Really? …and then I ate one…then two…then my hand hit the bottom of the container.  I’m thrilled to find a new, healthy treat that I don’t feel guilty about snacking on!

I adapted two kale chip recipes that I found via  Foodgawker.  Check them out  here and here.

Here’s my version!


  • Bunch of kale
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper (not required)
  • I also made a batch with minced garlic and Parmesan cheese


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Hold the stem of the leaf in one hand, and with your thumb and index finger pinch and move up the stem to the leaves.  You’ll be able to detach them without any problems.

3.  Rinse the kale leaves, then put them in a salad spinner.  The leaves should be perfectly dry.

4.  Put the kale leaves in a large bowl. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Massage the oil into the leaves. You might need more, so use your judgment. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, should you choose. You can also add the cheese and garlic.

5.  Put the kale pieces in a  single layer on a baking sheet lined with tin foil.

6.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until crisp to the touch but still dark green (brown=bitter)


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3 Responses to My First Attempt at Kale Chips

  1. Kristen says:

    Ohhhh glad you tried them. Your version sounds wonderful! I’m headed to the store right now… going to have to pick up some Kale!

  2. lexy says:

    They were wonderful! Thank you for the much needed guidance!

  3. amanda says:

    oh YUM! ahh i want them in my tummybox now! i’ve only had these once before but they were super spicy! i liked them but thought they’d be much nicer if the spice was toned down! i must try this recipe!

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