Earlier this year, I caught a few minutes of a Dr. Oz episode where they were talking about incorporating more “super foods” in your diet to fight cancers, aging, etc… Kale was one of the “super foods” and a Kale Chips Recipe was taste-tested on the show. The audience agreed that kale chips made out of this leafy green were actually good. That got me thinking…
We decided to start buying kale to see if we liked it. We found out that we prefer the curly-leaf kale – to our taste buds it has a mellow flavor. We started chopping some of the sturdy green into our salads. All four of us liked it. Neither of my girls complained that our salads tasted weird. Then we decided to grow some kale in our garden. Since the kale has now matured, I decided to give this crazy kale chip idea a try.
Kale Chips Recipe
I made two types of kale chips: Sesame and Garlic, and Parmesan and Garlic.
To my surprise, the 2 cookie sheets full of the stuff disappeared within 15 minutes! I kid you not! And, my girls have since been requesting that I make more of my kale chips recipe.
I plan on experimenting more with in the ingredients, but here is our basic kale chips recipe. You can switch it up by changing the “flavor add ons.” I didn’t give exact measurements on the ingredients, because it all depends on how much kale you have, and how heavy handed you like to be with your seasonings. With this recipe, a little bit goes a long way, and keeps the kale chips healthier!
Ingredients for Beth’s Kale Chips Recipe
- 1 bunch of rinsed and dried kale
- sea salt or regular salt
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- Flavor add ons like: sesame seeds, cayanne pepper, Parmesan cheese, etc…
Directions for Beth’s Kale Chips Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees
- Remove the kale leaves from the woody stem and tear into chip-size pieces
- Scatter the kale pieces onto a baking sheet, being sure to only have a single layer of kale spread around the sheet
- Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the kale and gently stir to thinly coat all the leaves
- Add garlic powder and salt to taste
- Add your flavor add-ons
- Bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven. Be sure not to let them burn!
- Remove from the oven, and cool on baking racks.
- Once COMPLETELY cooled, they can be stored in an airtight container for a few days. Good luck – ours get eaten before this point!