Over the past couple of months, I’ve heard about Kale Chips from various people. And because I am a roasted-veggie convert (see Broccoli Parmesan and Parmesan Crusted Asparagus) I thought I’d give them a try.
I got this one from All Recipes but it’s very simple. Just rinse the kale and break off into little pieces, toss in olive oil, sprinkle with seasoned salt and put in the oven (350) for 10-15 minutes.
I loved the crunchy texture and overall the taste was good despite being a tad well done (should have done 10 minutes instead of 15). My 10-month old ate them willingly while my daughter said: “no thank you.” She’s such a polite picky eater.
Kale is high in nutrients including vitamins A and C, so they make an excellent replacement for chips or other snack foods.
Anyone else ever tried to make these?
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Janet Nezon says
Hi! I’ve just discovered your site and I love it. I make kale chips all the time, and we love them. I usually add a squeeze of lemon juice with the oil. For an elegant twist for a dinner party, I made them using the black lacinato kale leaves, and I left them whole. They were beautiful – long, crunchy deep green spears. I arranged them in a vase as appetizers and they were a huge hit!
I love kale chips! I also love to substitute red cabbage–different flavor, same concept.
Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says
There must be something in the water, because everywhere I turn, people are talking, tweeting, and blogging about kale chips! My co-blogger, Janice, over at Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen, got a recipe from Whole Foods for kale chips. Made with evoo, salt, and lemon juice, they were a bit bitter. I think we too may have cooked them too long.
Next week, we plan on experimenting more with this recipe. I am not sure kids will go for the lemon juice thing … I was thinking that a tad bit of honey or agave might be nice.
What a simple recipe!
I wonder if you could turn them into a shape – like a crunchy ball or a roll. Our twins are fascinated by shapes!
Funny how your daughter says “no thank you”, that is exactly how my daughter refuses food or things she doesn’t want to do! Oh well, at least they are learning to be polite.
J. B. Aragasinski says
What a great idea! i will try for my child and will share it with my friends!
So nutritious, well done. Thanks a lot
Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says
As a follow-up to Twin Toddlers Dad, I’ve always instituted a “no thank you bite” rule in my house. Everyone has to take at least one bite of what I prepare, and then if they don’t like it, they can say, “no thank you.” Of course, I always love when they say, “thanks, can I have some more!”
Kimberly Sena Moore says
I haven’t tried these with my kids, yet, but I’ve made an “elegant” twist for a dinner party once. I kept the kale intact and, once cooked, set it upright inside a glass. It looked very pretty on the table.
Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD says
Some great ideas. Who knew Kale was so versatile!