I’ve avoided the kale chip wagon for awhile now. I’ve seen the recipe passed around all my crunchy circles and yet I still didn’t bother to give it a try. I finally caved in and tried it out today!
For such a green veggie kale chips are surprisingly good. Now I’m not going to lie, I will definitely choose potato chips over kale chips any day. However, if you are wanting a very healthy chip alternative or just a way to get your kids to eat their veggies, this is it! When you bite into a kale chip, you almost think it’s a regular chip. Same crispy crunch, same lovely salt taste, just with a slight veggie flavor.
My boys adore them! They have only tried maybe 5 pieces (I had to kick them out of the kitchen) and they are already obsessed! My oldest son told me that next time we go to the store I need to buy 3 bunches of kale because the 1 bunch I bought yesterday is not going to be enough!
1 bunch kale (any kale will do but I hear the curly variety works best)
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. real salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse and dry kale. Cut the kale into smaller pieces (think chip size or slightly larger) and also remove the stems and any tough center ribs.
Mix with oil and salt plus any other desired ingredients.
Lay on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can brown and burn quickly!
You can also crumble up the kale chips and use it to sprinkle on top of popcorn.