Kale Chips

Crunchy, crispy, the baked Kale Chips are simply irresistible! Make a big batch of this simple recipe and enjoy healthy snacking all week.  Kid-friendly and adult-loved, these are great side for Ultimate Portobello Burgers or Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes.

EASY       Servings: 4     Ready In: 90 minutes

Kale Chips - Healthy, Vegan, Paleo, Easy, Gluten-Free

Kale Chips - Healthy, Vegan, Paleo, Easy, Gluten-Free

Ingredients

1 bunch kale
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper


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Procedure

To prep kale:  Use your hands to strip the kale leaves off the stems. Discard the stems. Keep the leaves in big pieces. Wash the kale by submerging in a bowl of water. Spin dry in a salad spinner.  Combine kale with oil, salt, and pepper. While you can make these without oil, the oil helps to balance the bitterness of the kale. This especially helps when cooking for kids.
To bake: Spread into a single layer on one (or two) baking sheets. Bake at 250 for about 60-90 minutes. For extra-crisp, you can crank the oven up to 375 for the last 10-15 minutes. 8 Toss every 15-20 minutes, baking until dehydrated and crispy. Let cool at least 10 minutes then dig in. Store, uncovered, on the counter.

Chef's Tips:  Curly kale makes big, crunchy chips. It can be bitter to some people, though. In which case, try dark lacinato kale (aka Dino kale or Black kale)


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1/4 recipe, about 2 cups of chips)


Calories 93.07
Calories From Fat (70%) 64.91
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.38g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 171.15mg 7%
Potassium 333.27mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 5.99g 2%
Fiber 0.03g <1%
Sugar 0g
Protein 2.9g 6%
Calcium 81mg 8%
Iron 101.99mg 567%
Vitamin A 10379.52IU 208%
Vitamin C 0.03mg <1%


Curly kale tends to be a sturdier, heartier vegetable than the slightly-sweeter, more tender Lacinato Kale. Plant-Based Chef Katie Simmons shares her tips on how to use the two types in different recipes. Tons of kale recipes at: www.plants-rule.com