May 31, 2013

Spicy Garlic Kale Chips

About a year ago or so I started seeing kale chip recipes floating around the internet.  I can tell you that at the time I never in a million years would have thought it would be something I would try.  However, I am now jumping on the band wagon.....mostly because right now there is very little I'm "allowed" to snack on, so I was in need of healthy alternatives.  

I do happen to like cooked kale very much.  There's so much you can do with it, and it's so healthy for you.  Lately I've been substituting kale where I would normally use spinach and I've been loving it.  My sister mentioned to me not too long ago that she loves a certain brand of kale chips but that when she tried making her own they were not good.  Of course I had to try my hand at making them myself, but the problem is that I've never had them before so I don't have anything to compare them to.  So, all I can tell you is that I liked the ones I made.  It was a great snack, but I will admit that it probably won't take the place of potato chips for me.  That being said, I hardly ever eat potato chips anyway, so it really isn't an issue.  But, as I was snacking on these kale chips I kept thinking about potato chips.  Weird.  Either way, I would make these again when I'm in need of a healthy snack!  EAT MORE KALE ☺

Spicy Garlic Kale Chips (about 4 servings)

8-10 cups kale, chopped
1 tbsp garlic flavored olive oil
Garlic Salt & Pepper Seasoning
Pinch red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 175.  Place kale on a cookie sheet & drizzle the olive oil over top.  Toss well to make sure the kale is evenly coated, then spread it out evenly in the pan.  Sprinkle a little of the garlic salt & pepper seasoning over the kale and add a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Bake for 1 hour.


  1. I'm growing kale in my veg plot at the moment (it seems to be the only thing that's growing!) and I would never have thought of drying the leaves out in the oven, I really like parsnip and beetroot chips though and that's a similar idea. I can't wait for my kale to be ready now! :D
    from Emily x

    ps, do you have bloglovin? I just joined

  2. My daughter has been asking for these. She loves seaweed and wants to try kale ships. I told her that they weren't the same. I have a food dehydrator but The oven looks just as easy. And I want to flavor them - thanks for this. :)

  3. i just love your blog so much!!! and kale chips?! been wanting to make these – thanks for the recipe!

  4. The leaves are in shape of a fan with lengthy stalks.