I have tried to make kale chips before, but learned that you can not buy pre-chopped kale. You have to buy an actual head of kale so that you can tear bigger pieces. I have finally perfected the recipe!
Quick Tip: You can buy local kale at most Whole Foods stores for only about $2.50 per bunch. Budget friendly and healthier!
Perfectly Simple Kale Chips
Makes about 3 large servings
- 1 large head kale (if it is smaller will make about 2 large servings, and not 3)
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- Preheat the oven to 275 F.
- Tear the leaves from the stem, and see picture above for how big your pieces should be. Try not to make the pieces too small. Place on a baking sheet.
- Drizzle the olive oil on top, and add the seasonings. Toss with your hands, and spread out evenly so that most all the pieces are touching the baking sheet.
*This is about half a head of kale on the baking sheet. You may need to use a larger baking sheet, or do 2 batches.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes, but check at 25 minutes–they may be ready. They will crisp up a little more upon cooling.
Look how much they shrink down!
Even if you don’t like dark leafy greens, or are afraid to try kale, you should be a fan of these chips. They are so light and crispy that they just melt in your mouth. Some people like to make a dipping sauce out of Greek yogurt or light sour cream for parties.
Nutrition Facts (1/3 of the recipe): 128 calories, 9.7 g fat, 6.7 g monounsaturated fat, 10 g carbohydrate, 3.5 g fiber, 3 g protein, 472% Vitamin A, 118% vitamin C, 12.5% calcium, 12.9% vitamin E, 13.5% copper, 36% manganese.
Who needs vitamin supplements when you have kale chips? Amazing.
On to other fun things of the day…
My sister brought me this lovely Pinterest inspired Easter centerpiece. It is so darn cute. And the flowers on top are real. But, you could use fake flower. I like this because it is a way to use candy that is really inedible as a craft project 😉