Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kale Chips

By now you probably know that I am obsessed with the nutritional benefits of kale, so much so that I blend it into my morning smoothie. It is, quite possibly, the single most nutritious thing you can eat (even though it didn't land on The Doctor's top ten spring food list). And now I offer you another way to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse: kale chips.

That's right, I said chips.

Admittedly, they are hardly an even swap for potato chips; however, if you are craving something salty and crunchy these will definitely do the trick. They also make good "croutons" for soup and are a great healthy snack option for little people.


1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees.

Wash and thoroughly dry kale.

With a knife carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear kale leaves into bite size pieces.

Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, and kale is crispy; about 12 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven.

Enjoy :)

Also, I am headed back to VA today to spend time with family and meet our newest addition, baby Lucy, so I will be posting on reduced schedule the rest of April. If you enjoy the blog, I encourage you to sign up as a follower so you know when a new post is up and ready for viewing.

I will miss you all but I am really looking forward to smothering my newest little cousin, and her adorable older brother, with a thousand smooches. And escaping the snow. I'm really excited about that too.


  1. yum! i tried kale chips in a salad at a veggie restaurant, they are delish!

  2. since I have incorporated kale into my smoothie, I will consider trying the kale chips as well. I could see Lexi liking them, but I might have to trick Rob into trying them. Does Eric eat them?

    have a great time in VA!!

  3. Where are you headed in VA? Have a great time, look forward to hearing from you when you get back to beautiful CO! :)

    I read about Kale chips on Weelicious a couple weeks ago and tried the wouldn't eat them and my husband only ate them to appease me but I LOVED them crumbled up in my salad.

  4. YAAAY Erin's coming to Va!!!

    Can't wait to see you sister!

    Bring Lucy and Coop too!

  5. I had some of these at a Thai restaurant and they just kind of melted away on my tongue with a bit of flavor and salt. Quite intriguing, but I'd never thought to make them at home... I think LWL is onto something with them as salad crumbles.

    I think the new baby is just an excuse. I think you want to go put your feet up on the porch with G and leave the kids with Bubba...which makes the rest of just sigh with covetousness or envy or something like that. Enjoy!

  6. SLM: you are on to me. I DO want to put my feet up on the porch and have Bubba, or Chase, or whomever really, watch my babies. Place a cold margarita in my hand and I think I'd be in heaven :)

  7. Kale chips! Yum, can't wait to try!
    Have fun in VA!

  8. These sound really good! I have yet to try them. :) Thx for great idea.