Kale chips are a popular and healthy snack made from kale leaves that have been baked or dehydrated until they become crispy and crunchy. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is known for its numerous health benefits, including being rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

To make kale chips, the kale leaves are usually washed and thoroughly dried to remove any moisture. Then, they are typically coated with a small amount of oil (such as olive oil), along with some seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, or nutritional yeast, to enhance the flavor. The seasoned kale leaves are spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet and baked in an oven at a low temperature until they become crispy, or they can be dehydrated using a food dehydrator.

Kale Chips

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The end result is a delicious and nutritious snack that offers a healthier alternative to traditional potato chips or other processed snacks. Kale chips have gained popularity among health-conscious individuals as they are low in calories and carbohydrates and high in fiber, making them a great choice for those looking to satisfy their crunchy snack cravings while still maintaining a balanced diet.


  • 1 bunch of fresh kale (organic if possible)

  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil

  • 1 teaspoon of salt (adjust to taste)

  • Optional seasonings: black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, nutritional yeast, or any other spices you like.


  • Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). If you have a convection setting, you can use it for more even crisping.
  • Wash the kale leaves thoroughly under cold running water and pat them dry with a clean towel or paper towel. Ensure the leaves are completely dry to achieve maximum crispiness.
  • Remove the tough stems from the kale leaves and tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces. You can also use a knife to cut them, but tearing by hand is often easier.
  • In a large bowl, drizzle the torn kale leaves with the olive oil. Use your hands to massage the oil onto each leaf, ensuring they are all evenly coated. The oil helps the seasonings stick to the kale and aids in crisping during baking.
  • Sprinkle the salt and any other desired seasonings over the kale leaves and toss them gently to distribute the seasoning evenly.
  • Arrange the seasoned kale leaves in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Avoid overcrowding the leaves, as this can prevent them from becoming crispy.
  • Bake the kale in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned and the leaves are crispy. Keep an eye on them, as they can quickly go from crispy to burnt.
  • Once done, remove the kale chips from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes to crisp up further.
  • Enjoy your homemade kale chips as a healthy and flavorful snack!

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