Friday, April 22, 2011

Kale Chips

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I love chips.What I don't love is feeling guilty after I've consumed an entire bag to myself. So when I heard that kale chips actually taste good I knew I had to try them immediately. They are very easy to make and taste like a mix between popcorn and baked chips. They don't have that bitter kale taste and are highly addictive. I used a recipe from Gwyenth Paltrow's cookbook but added some "Slap Your Mama" Cajun spice!

Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 bunch of kale
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt (and any other seasoning) to sprinkle

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Discard kale stems and wash thoroughly
3. Dry kale in a salad spinner or with paper towels
4. Tear kale into 1.5 inch pieces
5. In a large bowl mix dry kale with olive oil and sprinkle salt (just a pink or two- it's easy to over salt them) and mix
6. Spread kale out on two baking sheets
7. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned
8. Eat and enjoy 

51 comments:

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

That sounds so good! Never heard of something like that! Have to try soooooon!!! :D
xxx

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Dylana Suarez said...

Mmmmm . . . . I looooooooove kale!

xoxo,

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Mandy said...

This is new to me! We Dutchies only mix kale with our mashed potatoes.. Need to try this!
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JadeH said...

This sounds interesting, were they nice?? xxx
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fabuluxelife said...

I have been wanting to try this for ages! I'm glad to hear that they actually taste good, it gives me more incentive to satisfy my crunch cravings with something healthy. And Cajun spice sounds super yummy!
-Stephanie
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Ágata said...

If only I ate vegetables :)

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ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Great healthy alternative doll :)

XoXo-Kelli K
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jillian m. said...

i'm addicted to kale chips. and i love that they're so simple to make...just oil, salt, pepper, bake and done! i don't even consider them an alternative to processed potato chips...they're so much better!

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Can't wait to try these!! I love chips but feel like crap after eating them.....~Serene

Shelby said...

saw you tweet about these and hoped you would post your recipe... the only time i tried to make them i burned them like crazy! can't wait to try, thanks <3shelby

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Anna Jane said...

i love chips too...they're definitely my weakness. these seems right up my alley so i'll have to try them!

Maria said...

I LOVE kale chips, but I haven't made them in a while. Thanks for the inspiration - I think I'll make them again this weekend. You're right: they're so easy to make, and guilt-free to enjoy!

Katherines Corner said...

How wonderful!!I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Thank you for sharing. Happy Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Easter, Happy Jelly Bean day, yes it's jelly bean day!I hope you'll stop by Katherines corner for a visit. I have a wonderful giveaway going on too.

Kristyn Burtt said...

I'm in on this recipe. I love kale and I love chips, so maybe I can make my snake obsession a little healthier.

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Sist and Sist said...

delish!

Katie Baba Nielson said...

my hubby grows a fabulous garden and right now, we have kale coming in! i'm a chip lover, too, and we've made kale chips in the past- SO. GOOD. i need to find some slap ya mama seasoning, though!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

mmmm this looks amazing!

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Diamond Cat said...

Thank you for this recipe, I adore salad recipes a lot! Have a great weekend, ~ xoxo

Kate said...

Last week I was experimenting with kale and made kale chips and while I thought they were okay (I get why people like 'em) I'm not completely sold on them! Which is too bad because I love the idea of them so much! Healthy chips? Yes, please! I also threw kale in a smoothie, and made kale & sweet potato soup... the soup was definitely the best combo of the 3! Love your food posts though!! Always so inspiring!

sprinklesoneverything said...

I've been dying to try these as well! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

-Emmy

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Liz said...

YUM! What a great idea! I love new ways to enjoy my leafy greens!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne said...

I've been seeing that a lot in supermarktets, but I think making it yourself looks a lot more appealing (or maybe it's your photography :) Thanks for the recipe!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I discovered kale chips recently too. They're so addictive! I've been making my chips with sesame oil, Braggs, apple cider vinegar, and nutritional yeast. Tangy and delicious! This recipe seems so simple, I'll have to try it out soon.

Dancing Branflake said...

Thank you for sharing this! My mother loves Kale, she especially loves Russian Kale because it is a bit sweeter than others. I will have to give her this recipe. Thank you!

Ash said...

sounds delicious! perhaps I will make these to celebrate today!

chelseasgirl said...

Love that you posted this recipe! I just started buying them from Erewhon's in LA, and now I can make them myself!

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Kaunou - Nu said...

i have to try it! it looks super yummy!!

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Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

Mmm! A healthy treat! Love this

Mary xo

Marissa said...

Just the recipe I needed to see today! I'm headed out of town for the weekend and had some extra kale in the the fridge.. didn't know what to do with it! Now I've got the perfect roadtrip snack. :)

XO
Marissa

Dawson Sisters said...

I love kale chips! Here is another great recipe!

Enjoy!

Katie said...

ohh thank you for posting this, i love healthy snack alternatives, plus i've been obsessing over getting gwyneth's new cookbook! I have Spain on the road again, it's so stylish & inspirational..

katie x
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GoodFrameofMind said...

I would have neverrrr thought to do this, but I can't wait to try it! My body will be thanking you!!

Meagan @ Style-Edition said...

I love Kale chips too!!
You should try basically the same recipe with brussel sprouts and spinach. Both work great! I blogged about it here: http://style-edition.com/style-edition-blog/2011/2/18/green-chips.html

Josie said...

These sound SUPER good. How did I never try it?
xo Josie
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Allie said...

I have to try these! I love chips and like you, I'd rather not feel guilty about eating them.
xx Allie

J'Anns Boutique said...

Sounds yummy!

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Jamie said...

This sounds amazing! I am so gonna try the recipe!

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Tristana said...

Mmmm...

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Kat D.R. said...

Oooh, I should try this. Thanks!

Ambyr said...

Thanks for sharing this! I've only tried store bought ones, which weren't bad, but I'm excited to make my own now.

xoxo
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MaybeThisDoor said...

I Just got back from Target where was looking thru Gwyneth's new cookbook trying to decide whether it fit in this weeks budget or not. (It did not, but will soon)

Will be trying Kale chips soon. ;)

Caroline said...

One of my favorite things to make!!!! :)

Lainey said...

I cannot wait to try out this recipe. I've never been one for kale, but I have heard as well that's it's super delicious and super healthy.

Sophie said...

Taylor, these look so yummmy! and sound so perfect for me as i always feel guilty when i eat proper chips. kale is pretty rare to find in australia..is there a substitute you could use? x

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Lesley said...

Who doesn't love chips? I'm really interested in Kale chips. I'm gonna have to head into the kitchen!

Great post!

Sarah Lewis said...

They look really good, are they actually really crunchy like a chip? could you dip it in something like salsa?

Tara said...

Have you ever tried sweet potato chips? They are super yum too!

I will definitely have to try these!

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Contact said...

my stepmom grows kale!

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Healthy and Homemade said...

I haven't made kale chips in so long, now I'm craving them!!

Cheryl said...

my daughter and i both follow your blog and when she was home the other day we decided to try this... LOVE THEM!!!! thanks for sharing the recipe

matilda deathstar said...

I love roasted kale! I ate it almost every day until I discovered... roasted broccoli!


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