Recipe: Kale Chips

Monday, June 1, 2015

I'm going to be honest here, I have never liked kale, in any form. I've never like it in salads, chips, you name it, bleh, I hated it. When we first stated paleo, everyone told us that kale was an essential part because it was a great snack. Well, I found that I'd rather eat nothing than eat kale, but my sweet, sweet husband loves kale chips. But have you ever seen the bags they sell at the grocery store? There are like 9 pieces of kale in the bag and it costs like $45. It's absurd. So, I figured I would tap into my domestic side and bake some kale chips for my husband.

I searched and searched until I found what looked like a decent recipe to me. I found 3 different recipes and put them together and to my huge surprise the chips were actually pretty delicious! Now don't think this means I'm going to become a kale loving paleo eater, but it definitely opened my mind to more kale possibilities. Now, I had to watch some youtube videos to figure out how to prepare kale, aka taking the stalk out ect, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, I would love your advice! Or if you have any other delicious kale recipes you think a non-kale lover would enjoy, please share! Without further ado, the recipe. Enjoy peeps!

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 bunch kale leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper 
How to Make:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 
  2. Remove the kale leaves from the stems and tear into pieces. Wash the leaves and dry! Make sure the leaves are very dry or else they will get soggy. 
  3. Put the kale in a large bowl. 
  4. Massage the olive oil in to leaves, make sure it gets in all the cracks. 
  5. Sprinkle the seasoning on and massage that it nice and good. 
  6. Spread the kale out on a baking sheet. Make sure its just one layer or it won't cook evenly. 
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, flip the kale around, move it around and put it back in for another 10 minutes. 
  8. Enjoy! 
 get those stems outa there
feel free to mix up your spices based on what you like!
 i love spicy, so chili powder was perfect for my tastes. 
make sure they're spread out! 
the finished product! 

7 comments:

  1. I've never tried kale chips because it seemed like a strange snack. A few friends have told me they like them, but when I ask for a recipe they always say, "oh just put what spice you like on there". Thanks for including a real recipe so we know how to do it. =)

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  2. Unbelievably, I have yet to try kale chips. Healthy fail!

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  3. Delicious, easy, and tasty- this is my kind of recipe! Thank you xx

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  4. I absolutely love kale chips! Your recipe is different than mine so I am going to give it a whirl :]

    xo katie ​​// a touch of teal

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  5. I love kale chips! Like you, i cannot justify spending a ridiculous amount on the ones in the store though - so expensive! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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  6. I love kale chips! I agree about how ridiculously expensive it can at the stores when we can simply make our own (:

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  7. I'm much like you and want nothing to do with Kale. Although, since starting Whole 30 I've been lacking in the snack department so I may have to give these a try!

    Christine | http://www.DimesandDonuts.com

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen

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