My Virgin Kale Attempt

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Curious.  That sums up my virgin kale attempt. 

Many of you know how good baked kale chips are.  Well, I had never heard of them until I started seeing them on other blogs.

I wondered how you bake this sort of edible plant in to a tasty treat that is just as good as salty potato chips.

Well mission accomplished!  Something just as good as those pesky tempting chips in a bag and much healthier for you.

Kale is a form of cabbage.  Kale has more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food.

A guilt-less chip.  There is such a thing!  And now you know about it too 🙂

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I used this Matt’s Mix seasoning that I picked up in Michigan at at Farmer’s Market.  It included kosher salt, garlic, herbs and spices.  And I used some seasoned pepper.

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Drizzle on a little olive oil and toss the kale to coat.

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Kale all drizzled up with olive oil and seasonings, ready to go in to the oven~

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Baked Kale Chips

  • 1 bunch of fresh kale
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place fresh and washed kale in a large bowl.  Make sure you tear or cut it into smaller pieces (such as 3×3 inch).  Add oil and seasoning to bowl and toss to coat the kale thoroughly.  Spread out on to baking sheets in 1 layer.  The kale will shrink when cooked.  Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.  Allow to cool for a few minutes and then dig in!


A big secret to getting kale super crispy is to make sure it is dry.  You may use a salad spinner or lay it out on paper towel for an hour or so.

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The kale shrinks during baking.  Hmm, what a concept, get hot and shrink.  If only that worked for humans.

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Crispy and crunchy edible plant goodness!  I mean, I never thought I would be eating something like this, but it is really very good!

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Thin, light and crispy “chips” and are practically guiltless!

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A low calorie and nutritious snack.  Just like potato chips.  You can’t stop at just eating one!



Did you know what kale was before entering the blogosphere?

Have you ever made your own kale chips?  If so, please share your recipe with me!

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10 Responses to My Virgin Kale Attempt

  1. I just made kale chips for the first time too!! They are really tasty and even the man loved them! They are really hard to photograph too … Good pics!

  2. I’ve never made my own baked kale chips, but I’ve had them and they’re delicious! Yours look tasty!

  3. Peggy says:

    I’ve seen kale chips around the blogosphere for so long and I’ve always wanted to make them myself! Yours look so good! Think I’m going to have to try them out pronto!

  4. I’ve seen kale chips everywhere but have never tried them. Yours look REALLY good and you convinced me that they taste like potato chips.
    I’ll make em!!

  5. I hadn’t heard of kale before I started blogging but I tried kale chips and wasn’t thrilled with them but my boyfriend ate the whole pan!

  6. I have not made kale chips yet. For some reason, I’ve yet to get the urge. People all say they’re great, so I’m sure it’ll happen at some point. 🙂

  7. Mindy@FSL says:

    YUM! I’ve never tried this, but I’ve seen it. It’s food shopping night over at casa FSL. Maybe I’ll pick up some kale & give this a whirl! Thaks Amy!

  8. Nichole says:

    I have made kale chips in the past and absolutely LOVED them!!!!

  9. Olivia says:

    Mmmm I LOVVVVEE kale chips!! i could eat them seriously all day! haha glad you finally got to trying them!

  10. i am OBSESSED with kale chips!!!!!

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