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Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips

We all know that kale is good for us but it’s often hard to slide into a meal- especially if you have kids! This is a really easy way to get the benefits of kale while still appeasing that junk food craving that hits every now and then. Or every night if you’re like me. :) Trust me when I say that once your kids taste this crunchy salty deliciousness, chips just won’t seem nearly as interesting!


  • 1 large head of fresh kale
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse salt


Peel off and wash the individual leaves of kale and then dry them REALLY WELL. Because of their shape- all of those nooks and ridges- you might want to shake them out and then let them sit in a drying rack for a while. The drying is VERY important because without it you won’t have crispy chips, you’ll have weird soggy chips.

Once the kale is completely dry, cut out the center “vein” and tear the remaining green into bite sized pieces. Place kale on a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle with oil and then toss lightly to coat all pieces. Spread out the pieces so that they are one layer, sprinkle with salt and bake at 350 until they’re crispy and the edges start to brown.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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