Wednesday, February 13, 2013

whip it up Wednesday: kale chips

kale chips

Here in our house we loooooove a good crunchy, salty snack! The problem my hubby and I struggle with is that there are very few healthy crunchy salty snacks. Which is why when my friend Lisa suggested this recipe using just three ingredients (the main one of which is a vegetable, and she swore her own daughter loved) I knew we would have to try it out.

It was a huge hit! They turn out just like "real" chips, super crispy, salty and addictive! But they're secretly veggies! This recipe is now a regular on our rotation of snacks for lunches and movie nights. Both my little 11 month old Dude and my Girly both love them!

You will need:
kale chips

That's if for the ingredient list! Awesome, right? I love knowing exactly what's in my kid's food, especially since snacks can be so crazily over processed!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut up your kale like the picture below, basically cutting out the stem from the leaves. The stem doesn't crisp up as well as the leaves do, and if you cook it, you'll have soggy stems in your crispy chips.

kale chips

Step 2: Toss with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and arrange on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt, then bake for 15 minutes. **IMPORTANT NOTE: THEY WILL NOT GET BROWN!** The chips will stay a bright green color, which makes it hard to tell if they're done. Just open the oven and poke at them, when they're done they will be super crispy. I have ruined more then one batch by waiting until they were "browned."

Step 3: Put in a bowl and watch your kids chow down on veggies, like magic! (I'm not kidding, my daughter fights me for the last chips.)

kale chips

~Jessica are some of the place we were featured today!


  1. Seriously, these look so good!! I'm always on the hunt for a new, healthy snack that tastes delicious!

  2. Thank you so much! They are amazing, come back and let us know how you liked them!

  3. I'm so super excited--my friend and I are doing this from-the-farm-local-produce delivery for the first time tomorrow and one of the things I ordered was kale! I was hoping to find a "recipe" for kale chips, so this is perfect! Thanks a bunch!

    1. I'm so glad we could help! Let us know how they turn out, we always love to hear back from our readers!


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