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August 27th, 2010 · Print Print

So, kale chips are one of those ridiculously healthy, nutty crunchy, snack-food-for-the-quinoa-and-bulgar-set recipes that I was pretty sure I wouldn’t like.  Truth be told, I’m not really much into bitter greens, but these seemed so easy and healthy that I had to give them a try.

And.  Um.  Ok, maybe I just do not belong in the quinoa and bulgar set.  In fact, I think this pretty much proves that theory.  I try to be as healthy as the next girl, but am I really going to replace my beloved pretzels and baked Doritos for these?  Unlikely.

This is probably a good time to mention that a few months ago, I attempted a *very* expensive three-day juice diet, and do you know how long I lasted on it?  Less than eight hours.  Do you know how much weight I lost?  Not a single ounce.  Sigh.

Part of me debated whether or not to post this recipe, but in the end, I thought it was an interesting idea that others could probably enjoy more than me.  Each “chip” basically tasted like olive oil and garlic, which was actually pretty good.  So if you’re curious about kale chips too, I think you should try this recipe and decide for yourself!

Last but not least, the winner of the Stonyfield Farm Oikos giveaway is comment #24, Rachel!  I’ll be emailing for your address this weekend!

Kale Chips Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch kale
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fleur de sel
1 tsp garlic powder

DIRECTIONS

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a nonstick cookie sheet with tin foil.

Remove the kale stems and tear the leaves into pieces.  Wash and dry kale with a salad spinner.  Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and salt, rubbing the leaves to coat evenly.  Place the kale in an even layer on the pan and bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, about 15 minutes.  Serve.


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Tags: appetizers · food



14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Harriet // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

    These look awesome!

  • 2 Jen // Aug 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    maybe a little too healthy… but great photos!

  • 3 Pearl Lee // Aug 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    i’ve heard great things about kale chips!

    and what do you mean you went on a juice fast? you are gorgeous!

    i also think i know what juice fast you’re talking about. i received this email from a luxury discount email that had different juice fast options and i was totally floored by the prices!

  • 4 Joanne // Aug 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I haven’t gotten on the kale chip bandwagon either even though I consider myself a pretty healthy eater.  If I want pretzels, I’ll have pretzels.  Everything in moderation right!

  • 5 Kristen // Aug 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I was wondering when you were going to post these.  .. They sadly didn’t last by the time I stopped by your place and tried them.  They are definitely eat-as-soon-as-you-make-em recipe, sadly. 

    I’m not much of a snacker but now I’m hooked on string cheese.  Healthy snack, yes?

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Aug 28, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Simple yet still tasty. Perfect :)

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  • 8 Alice // Aug 29, 2010 at 4:48 am

    These look like a such a tasty alternative to crisps. I’m trying to eat more healthily and will be sure to make these when I next find some kale or cavolo nero.
    I am also madly in love with the romper form your last post. If I knew that rompers would be in fashion again next summer I’d buy one just like that. The weather over here in England is so cold and miserable so I doubt I’d be able to wear it before next year!

  • 9 audrey marie // Aug 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    those juice diets seem impossible!

  • 10 Eva // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    this post is HILARIOUS!!!!! I am definitely not in the bulgur and quinoa crowd either.  And I could never consider a juice diet.  I did try kale chips at one point.  I thought they were OK as a snack but definitely not a replacement for real chips.  Something to mix it up a bit.

  • 11 janet // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I’ve made kale chips before and I found them ok the first day. They are terrible as leftovers.

    Perhaps you just haven’t met the right bulgur salad yet? I am still smitten with this salad: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/turkish-bulgur-pomegranate-and-almond-salad/

  • 12 sarah // Sep 20, 2010 at 3:53 am

    I thought this was a great idea, Katy, so I wrote about it in my weekend links round-up. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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