Easy Kale Chips

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Author Notes: I teamed up with Isabel Mejia, a local health coach and blogger at FoodIsYourFriend, to create a healthy, easy-to-make snack: Kale Chips. Kale is perfectly in season right now, and it's an incredibly healthy. Kale chips are super easy to make, so easy that it's a total scam that stores are selling this popular health snack for $7 to $10 a bag. You absolutely must make kale chips at home -- we promise you'™ll be glad you did.

Making kale chips is just as easy as this:€“ wash kale, tear leaves off kale, season kale, bake kale. This is not rocket science, folks. My father actually was a rocket scientist and he assures me this is easier.
Becky Rosenthal

Serves 3 to 4

  • 1 bunch kale, washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash the kale then gently pat it dry. Remove the tough stem from each leaf, then tear the leaves into large pieces (they will shrink when they bake).
  2. In a large bowl drizzle the olive oil onto the kale, using your hands to massage the oil into the leaves. Sprinkle the cumin and paprika onto the kale -- you may need to use your hands to evenly distribute the spices.
  3. Lay out the leaves on a baking sheet covered in parchment or a silpat. Dust with sea salt, then bake for about 16 minutes, turning after 8 minutes. Leaves should be crisp and curled at the edges.
  4. Enjoy as a snack or with your sandwich at lunchtime!

More Great Recipes: Vegetables|Snacks|Kale

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over 1 year ago Rhonda

YUM~I will be adding this to my Snack List!


almost 2 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

My, these were delicious... nutritious junk food!! I will be making them for our weight loss group in a few weeks. Thank you!


about 2 years ago brittybr

I made them and they were delicious! I tried kale chips that a friend of mine made and he sprinkled Vegan cheese on them, omg they were amazing. But for a quick and simple recipe this one worked perfectly.


about 2 years ago Chloe8

This Kale chips sounds so nice. I never knew any healthier chips.


about 2 years ago MeghanVK

I've tried pretty much every kale chip method out there, including this one, and find that they turn out better if you bake them at a lower temperature for a longer period of time, not to mention the decreased risk of them turning into tiny piles of ash. I bake them for an hour at 150-200 (aka my oven's "warm" setting) and they turn out perfect every time.


over 1 year ago Rhonda

Thank you so much for the info!!


over 2 years ago crystemisa

It is much easier if you distribute the oil around in a one gallon size food storage bag. Then just add the kale an shake and massage all you want. Combine the spices to the salt and get out that extra shaker to do the dusting. I am high altitude but I have better luck keeping the temp. at 300 degrees.


over 2 years ago SopeGal

What type of kale is best to use for the chips?