Crispy Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips!

Crispy Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips

My husband has a thing. That is, he can’t start a movie without the ‘hand to mouth’ action that usually incorporates buttery popcorn or salty nuts. Now instead of the usual horrid microwave popcorn I decided to surprise him by serving him Kale while we were cozied up on the couch watching True Lies (for the billionth time)

‘Kale?’ he smirked, ‘um no thank you’. He made way for the kitchen and proceeded to make his usual popcorn, the smell of chemical butter waiving through the house. ‘Suit Yourself’ I thought as I took the plate of Kale chips all to myself.

He came back to the couch and naturally curiosity got the better of him. ‘Ok, maybe just one’ he said as he shoved my gorgeous crispy and healthy chips into his gob. Then another one, then another one and then my plate was gonski.

The good news is that there was more Kale in the fridge, the oven was still hot and these take under 2 minutes to make. The popcorn was put aside and we watched Schwarzenegger and Curtis in there comedy spy shenanigans munching on delicious Kale chips content.

Crispy Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips

Kale Chips

  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Pepper

 It can’t get easier than this; preheat your oven to 230C

wash and pat dry your Kale leaves

cut them up into 2cm squares

sprinkle them with Olive Oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine evenly.

Spread them out onto a baking tray and bake in oven for one minute. Take them out, shake them about roughly and bake for a further minute.


Crispy Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips

Crispy Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips

Kale done this way is a great way of getting green leaves into your children and toddlers too. My daughter absolutely loves munching on them, crisping them up and making a big green mess!


33 thoughts on “Crispy Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips!

  1. A healthy movie munchie — what’s not to love about this snack?! Thanks for sharing, I am new to the kale phenomenon 😉

  2. This is such a great snack and so much healthier than a bag of potato chips or bowl of buttered popcorn. As you’ve shown, it couldn’t be easier to make. 🙂

    • you know I was just saying to hubby that a year ago, you’d be hard pressed finding Kale at the shops in Sydney, but now it’s the ‘in thing’ here! Growing kale is very rewarding though, nothing like home grown xx

  3. Yum — these are so good. I can’t get my first son to touch them (he is highly suspicious of leafy greens, even when they are crunchy) but my younger boy adores these. Not to mention the rest of us…

  4. These are great! I have never seen them before and they must be very tasty and crunchy! A much healthier version of chips. I want to try them!

  5. I think True Lies is one of those movies you can watch over and over and over again. It’s so funny and Jamie Lee Curtis is brilliant. I’ve never made kale chips but I must give it a try – I keep hearing how good they are and yes, so much better than that dreadful chemical popcorn xx

  6. These really do taste like potato chips! It was hard convincing the children to try them, but I think they are tasty and adorable, still maintaining the goodness of kale. Lovely photographs!

  7. It is so funny that a leaf goes crisp like chips… my mum grows kale and she didnt believe you could cook it in the oven until I showed her how. Great photo’s so please it was a hit with the little one 🙂

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