Kale Chips! Salty Snack Attack!

It's mid-afternoon, and you're craving something salty.
Fresh Kale. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

If you're trying to be healthy, do you grab:
a. A bag of Baked Lays potato chips
b. A handful of salty pretzels
c. A bowl of crispy kale chips

Well, since you know this blog is about whole foods, you better choose crispy kale chips! Who knew the sturdy leafy greens could be made into crispy chips? I discovered this simple recipe when I had an abundance of kale starting to wilt, and needed a quick way to use it up. A Facebook friend said, "Make kale chips!" And, the rest is history! Enjoy!

Crispy Kale Chips
  • Kale, washed and dried
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a sharp knife to trim the tough stems from the centers of each leaf of kale. Arrange the kale on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet making sure not to overlap the greens. Spritz the surface of the kale with olive oil, then sprinkle the greens with coarse sea salt.

Bake the kale in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the leaves are dry and crisp. After the chips cool, enjoy! They will stay fresh in an air-tight container for up to two days -- if you don't finish eating them all in one sitting!

Have you made kale chips? Let me know of any other seasonings you used. I'd like to experiment, but haven't ventured that far yet. Also, have you ever tried making chips from other greens? Please share in the comments below!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living
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17 comments:

  1. I don't have time to make chips. I'll just grab an apple or a yogurt for a snack. But thanks for the info.

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    1. Those are still great, healthy snack choices! :) ~Angela

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  2. I had never heard of these. Interesting.

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    1. They are really tasty! They fill that chip craving, plus they are full of vitamins! :) ~Angela

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  3. I have never heard of these but at the moment I have some kale in my fridge just waiting for something.

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  4. I love salty and these sound good, but do I have to make them myself? Well, maybe someday if I'm feeling particularly industrious.
    Now following your blog.


    Lee
    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Lol! Well, until I can open my dream healthy restaurant, yep, you're on your own! But, they really are simple to make! Add it to the old "To Do" list! Thanks for dropping by! ~Angela

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  5. I make them in the summer when I have kale coming out of my ears from our local farm share! So easy, and they keep well in a Tupperware. The only downside I've found is the curly edges sometimes scratch or get stuck in my throat. LOL

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You are right! They can be a little dry going down. I try not to eat such huge pieces at once and keep a cold drink nearby! ~Angela

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  6. Oh yum! I love kale and hadn't heard of kale chips until you made this post. I am so bookmarking this particular post and making some of these. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. You're welcome! They are so easy to make! Plus, they really do satisfy a salty chip craving! Enjoy! ~Angela

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  7. Busted! I was eating regular chips when i came to visit you :(

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    1. LOL! Well, now you have a new idea for a healthy snack for tomorrow!! These really are easy to make!! ~Angela

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  8. Yum! Love kale chips. I've tossed vinegar in for a little zing.

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    1. That sounds great! I like vinegar chips, so I imagine it would be a similar taste. Yum! ~Angela

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  9. I haven't made kale chipe yet, but plan to soon. I have a couple of different recipes I'd like to try. Now I also have the one you have shared in your post. Thanks!
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    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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    1. Enjoy! If you stumble upon something amazing, please stop back and share with the rest of the class! :) ~Angela

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