Kale Chips — Nutritious and Delicious!

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Curly Kale

Kale is worth discovering. It has anti-inflammatory benefits, high in antioxidents, full of Vitamin A, C, and K to name a few….great for bone health, arteries and can help lower cholesterol. I have tried to incorporate it in soups, stir-fries but the best and simplest recipe is kale chips. I must admit that I was wary at first and expected the chips to just sit in a bowl on the counter and look pretty but I cannot keep them around long enough for that! All my family and friends munch on them when they come over to visit and they are definitely worth munching on!!!   Here are the ingredients:

1 bunch of curly kale (I have bought the non-curly variety but the curly kale is hardier and makes a better chip)
1 tbsp. olive oil

Tear the leaves off the tough stems.  Discard the stems…Tear the leaves into smaller pieces into a mixing bowl — they don’t have to be bite-size because they will shrink when baked.  Pour the oil over the kale and ensure that all the chips have a light coating of the oil.kale2

Spread the oiled kale pieces onto 2 cookie sheets — make sure they are spread out and don’t overlap each other for best result. Sprinkle a tiny amount of sea salt over the chips. Preheat the over to 375 degrees F. Place the cookie sheets in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Watch the chips so that don’t burn or go brown. Take them out when they are crispy and still green.

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Two cookie sheets to spread out torn leaves from one bunch of curly kale.

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Chips finished after about 12-15 minutes — crispy and still green!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is my serving bowl of finished yummy kale chips…I would show you more but they were eaten before the end of my photoshoot!!  Enjoy!!

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7 comments

  1. I make them all the time and they are yummy. The best part is that kids eat them too without knowing what they are eating. A variation is to add salt with dried herbs in it. Yummy too!

    1. I think adults each them too without knowing what they are eating!! 🙂 I have since heard similar suggestions of using garlic powder, or cayenne, or other spices and omitting the salt altogether! Lots of varieties. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Frances harris · · Reply

    Sounds simple, healthy and delicious. I will definitely try them.

    1. Great! Do try some of the herb/spice suggestions too!

  3. beryl ben-reuven · · Reply

    Thanks for the amazing photo and explanation. Ira has made them for us and they are so good.

  4. Renza · · Reply

    Shelley, these are excellent and I find, the crispier they are, the better they taste. Thank you!

    1. Glad you love them..so do I. They disappear so quickly from the bowl on the counter in my house too! Shelley

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