Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Crispy Baked Kale Chips (Easy Healthy Snack Recipe)

If you’re looking for a healthy and tasty way to eat more veggies and fiber, try whipping up some kale chips. These are very easy to make by spraying them with cooking spray and then baking the chips in the oven until they are crispy. This method of cooking retains all the nutritional value of the kale, creating a low-calorie, nutrient-dense snack that is quite beneficial for your health.

Eating kale chips can help with weight management when you substitute them for other high-calorie snacks. One cup of chopped kale contains just 34 calories, and when you make them with cooking spray, it allows you to cut out unnecessary fats.  Switch from a 300-calorie snack to kale chips and you’ll save about 250 calories each time. Do this three times a week, and you’ll lose about 11 pounds a year because of that change alone.

Pam or olive oil cooking spay
1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1.5 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1.5 teaspoon Garlic salt or sea salt
1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried (you can use curly or flat kale)

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Line 2 baking or cookie sheets with foil and spray with your cooking spay. Arrange kale in a single layer(don't overcrowd the leaves because they will start to steam) then lightly press down each coke sheet with the bottom of the other to flatten the kale and make them uniform height as pictured below. Spray kale with cooking spray then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place one cookie sheet on the top rack and the other on the bottom rack of your oven and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the leaves and switch the cookie sheet from the top rack with the cookie sheet from the bottom rack. Finish baking the kale until crisp, about 20 more minutes. Serve as finger food.


  1. Wow! I'm totally going to try this next time I go to the supermarket! :) thanks for posting this :)

    If you put the baking trays on top of each other to press down the kale won't they stick to it?

  2. Hmmm. Looks so delish!

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  3. Your are welcome, thanx for checking out my blog dear :)

  4. This is the BEST way to get more veggies, fiber intake, curb your salty snack cravings and to improve digestion! You don't really have to press the kale down, but I found that it makes for better chips. Because kale is very dense and heavy, it will not stick :) ENJOY!