kale chips

02.22.10

Like the cooks at Denny’s, I sometimes find myself with some extra kale in the fridge. And unlike the cooks at Denny’s I want to do more with it than garnish eggs. I had been meaning to make kale chips for a few years, but was a little nervous. Why? I’m not sure, I like kale on its own, I like spinach in smoothies and I certainly don’t mind trying new things. The only problem?  Not having enough. I’ll need to use two bunches of kale in the future to ensure I have enough of this healthy snack.

Kale Chips

  • 1 bunch kale, cut into 2×2 inch squares
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and red pepper flakes

Pre-heat oven to 375° F. Toss kale with olive oil and season as desired. I did a plain batch with salt and pepper and a batch with nutritional yeast and red pepper flakes. Bake for 10 minutes until kale is crisp.

40 Comments (Reply )

  1. legendswife
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    I love kale! It’s my favorite go-to in the winter (I even place it in soups). Thanks for the post. I’ll have to try this:)

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  2. legendswife
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    I love kale! It’s my favorite go-to in the winter (I even place it in soups). Thanks for the post. I’ll have to try this:)

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  3. Tracey
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    I’ve never had Kale. Does it taste like spinach? I’m not a big spinach fan.

    I’ve seen these Kale chips all over the internet but haven’t worked up the nerve to try them. I’m getting close!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

      I don’t think it tastes like spinach but it does have kind of an earthy flavor. I also had it in a restaurant where it was sauteed with lemon and olive oil, that would be a good way to try it too!

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  4. Tracey
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    I’ve never had Kale. Does it taste like spinach? I’m not a big spinach fan.

    I’ve seen these Kale chips all over the internet but haven’t worked up the nerve to try them. I’m getting close!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

      I don’t think it tastes like spinach but it does have kind of an earthy flavor. I also had it in a restaurant where it was sauteed with lemon and olive oil, that would be a good way to try it too!

      Reply

  5. Molly
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    yum! I have been looking for a good recipe to make these. I have only seen them made in a dehydrator. Looks awesome!

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  6. Molly
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    yum! I have been looking for a good recipe to make these. I have only seen them made in a dehydrator. Looks awesome!

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  7. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    I am just in love with Kale chips… they are great :)

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  8. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    I am just in love with Kale chips… they are great :)

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  9. cozydelicious
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    I have been wanting to make these too – have seen a bunch of different recipes and always been a little scared. I love kale, so I really don’t know why I haven’t worked up the nerve yet. The nutritional yeast is a great idea. Thanks!

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  10. cozydelicious
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    I have been wanting to make these too – have seen a bunch of different recipes and always been a little scared. I love kale, so I really don’t know why I haven’t worked up the nerve yet. The nutritional yeast is a great idea. Thanks!

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  11. Lauren
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    Do these taste good? I’ve been meaning to make them myself, and still haven’t gotten around to it. I was just curious if they are worth it!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

      I think they are really good – I liked the ones with nutritional yeast better than the plain salt and pepper ones so I would recommend using some of that.

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  12. Lauren
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    Do these taste good? I’ve been meaning to make them myself, and still haven’t gotten around to it. I was just curious if they are worth it!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

      I think they are really good – I liked the ones with nutritional yeast better than the plain salt and pepper ones so I would recommend using some of that.

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  13. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never had these before! I love kale too!

    Love your new header by the way :)

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  14. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never had these before! I love kale too!

    Love your new header by the way :)

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  15. Anna
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    I love, love kale chips!! So crisp and delicious!

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  16. Anna
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    I love, love kale chips!! So crisp and delicious!

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  17. Julie @ Pickley Pear
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Kale is my newest favorite dark green veg right now. I am a little hesitant to make kale chips, and I don’t know why. It seems so easy, why not? Thanks for the easy recipe!

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  18. Julie @ Pickley Pear
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Kale is my newest favorite dark green veg right now. I am a little hesitant to make kale chips, and I don’t know why. It seems so easy, why not? Thanks for the easy recipe!

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  19. Chrysta
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Oh I LOVE kale chips! Great way to have something healthy to munch on! Thanks for a great recipe. Have a fabulous day!

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  20. Chrysta
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Oh I LOVE kale chips! Great way to have something healthy to munch on! Thanks for a great recipe. Have a fabulous day!

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  21. Tut
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Are they a side? or an appetizer?

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  22. Tut
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Are they a side? or an appetizer?

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  23. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    I just had kale this weekend for the first time and the restaurant served it COMPLETELY plain, it was so disappointing. I definitely want to try out this chip recipe!

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  24. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    I just had kale this weekend for the first time and the restaurant served it COMPLETELY plain, it was so disappointing. I definitely want to try out this chip recipe!

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  25. mary beth
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    i do like kale chips. a little goes a long way for me. lol!

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  26. mary beth
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    i do like kale chips. a little goes a long way for me. lol!

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  27. Lori
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    I definitely have to try kale chips. I’m a kale newbie, but love it.

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  28. Lori
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    I definitely have to try kale chips. I’m a kale newbie, but love it.

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  29. actorsdiet
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    kale chips ARE terrific. i always want more than i end up making.

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  30. actorsdiet
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    kale chips ARE terrific. i always want more than i end up making.

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  31. Sagan
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    I’m really open to trying any kind of food and I love a ton of different things, but I just CANNOT bring myself to like kale. I’ve tried it in salads and smoothies, I’ve tried making kale chips like these ones, and I’ve tried steaming it- all to no avail! I guess some things we just don’t like. Ah well.

    On the other hand, I ADORE both nutritional yeast and red pepper flakes :D

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  32. Sagan
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    I’m really open to trying any kind of food and I love a ton of different things, but I just CANNOT bring myself to like kale. I’ve tried it in salads and smoothies, I’ve tried making kale chips like these ones, and I’ve tried steaming it- all to no avail! I guess some things we just don’t like. Ah well.

    On the other hand, I ADORE both nutritional yeast and red pepper flakes :D

    Reply

  33. easy recipe
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    That a great idea, thanks.

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  34. easy recipe
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    That a great idea, thanks.

    Reply

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