Healthy “chips”

kale-chips-11-kalynskitchen1Ever looking for something salty and crunchy, but you know those Doritos don’t really fit in your diet? I’ve got the perfect idea for you…make kale chips! I know you’re thinking ew, seriously-make a leaf into a chip? Believe me I had the same mind set before my friend introduced me to the them a few weeks ago…I know it sounds a bit crazy, but they actually taste really good. At first I tried the kind from the store, but then I realized why buy them when you can make them homemade for a cheaper price!? Kale costs $1-2 for a bound…that’s a lot more than you’ll find in the bag at the store. In addition to the price, you can also flavor them the way you want. Kale is a great source of Vitamins A, C(10x more vitamin C than spinach!), and K, calcium(more than milk!), potassium, iron, and antioxidants. Kale is also low in fat, calories, and carbs, you can’t go wrong now! Look below for the recipe & instructions I used:

Ingredients:-Kale, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (about 1 tbsp) , Garlic Seasoning/seasoned salt

optional: parmesan, cayenne pepper, chipotle seasoning, salt and vinegar (i love that combination on chips) anything your heart desires!

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F
1. Make sure to wash and dry kale completely, use paper towels to blot the kale to dry faster.
2. Put Kale in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and mix around until you notice leaves are coated. Option two: put them in a bag and drizzle oil in it and shake it up!
3. Add seasonings to kale in the bowl and mix again, or in the bag if you chose that option!image_home_main_new (1)
4. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil & rip leaves into smaller pieces and place on the pan.
5. Pop pan in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until crispy.
6. EAT UP, yum yum yum. It will be hard to not finish the whole thing in one sitting. 🙂
***if you wanna try a store brand, pick this up from the whole foods store (see right to see what they look like): RHYTHM KALE CHIPS: the flavors include zesty nacho, bombay curry, kool ranch, texas bbq, mango habanero. YUMYUM! I’ve tried the bombay curry and texas bbq, they’re awesome! 

If you’ve made kale chips before, let me know how you make them or season them. I always love trying new recipes to change things up! 🙂
Stay motivated and positive, and make healthy choices…and things will fall into place.

66 thoughts on “Healthy “chips”

    1. I felt the exact same way, I wouldn’t have tried it or have gotten it on my own if my friend didn’t have them. They don’t come with very much in the bag, so its definitely more reasonable to make on your own!

  1. I’m skeptical that kale chips are actually good but I have been proven wrong so many times lately on how good certain whole foods can be. I definitely want to try these out.

  2. These are great. When I made them, it helps to put them curly side down (so there’s air underneath them), it helps with air circulation and what not to make them very crunchy. I heard that you can make them in a dehydrator as well.

  3. Have you made these before? Maybe I just need to reduce the temp in my oven, but I cant get them to get crunchy like chips without them burning on the edges.

  4. I love all things kale!
    BUT, I tried blending it into a ‘smoothie’ today rather than time consuming juicing. All I can say now is, “Don’t!”…
    Chips next time for sure 😉

  5. Kale chips are the best! SO easy. I just wash/dry the kale then rip the kale into “chip” sized pieces right on the pan. I then drizzle with olive oil, and season with just kosher salt and pepper. YUMMY!

  6. I’m absolutely trying this the next time I get some kale! Do you have any seasoning/flavor recommendation that you especially enjoy?

    1. hmm, i really just like going with garlic seasoning and seasoned salt and olive oil, sometimes a little sea salt. but just a little seasoning is perfect, the crunch is just a cherry on the top. i hope you like them, and if doesn’t taste good the first time, try a new combination, it could be a flavor thing and make sure they’re crisp, not chewy! i hope you liek them!

  7. Yum – I’ve been wanting to try making kale chips for awhile now. As soon as my kale comes up (soooo glad it’s almost spring in Maine!), I’ll give this a try!

  8. Try making a Salad out of Kale! My mom and I make it ALL the time. I’ll prolly be putting up a recipe about it soon, but honestly, it’s the easiest thing EVER to make and it’s soooo good!! (and healthy!)

  9. My mom just made kale chips this afternoon! She uses olive oil and sea salt. I love the idea you have of adding garlic! We do 250F, but we’re going to try 350F like you did to see how they come out the next time!

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