How to Make Movie-Worthy Kale Chips

Nutrition / August 21, 2017

Author: Monica Lam-Feist, BS

Monica is AlgaeCal’s Content Marketing Manager. Monica completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Studies and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and played Varsity soccer for the Wisconsin Badgers, Vancouver Whitecaps and for the Canadian Women's National Team. She brings a holistic and unique perspective and pulls from her experience in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal.

We all have those moments when those salty potato chips look oh-so-tempting and weakness starts to take over. I’ll admit that I’ve given in to those moments multiple times, until recently.

Who knew kale would be the answer?! Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants and is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium making it a healthy and satisfying alternative.

These delicious kale chips will help satisfy your snack cravings, and have the added benefit of filling your body with the fibre and micronutrients it needs.

Try them for your next movie night!

Simple and Delicious Kale Chips

kale chips with nutritional yeast

Ingredients:

  • 1 kale bunch (we used curly kale, shown above. However, you can use lacinato, or redbor kale as well)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional: get creative and add different spices like cumin or red pepper flakes. For vegans- nutritional yeast is a good cheese substitute

Directions:

  1. Preheat your over to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Thoroughly rinse and dry kale
  3. Cut the stems off the kale
  4. Chop into large, chip sized pieces
  5. Put into a bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon, other spices of your choosing and salt and pepper
  6. Place on a tray and bake for 15 minutes
  7. Take out and flip the kale chips to bake the other side
    (*Check on the kale often when baking so it doesn’t burn. Every oven is different and yours could be done sooner!)
  8. Bake for another 10 minutes or until crisp
  9. Take out and let cool, then enjoy!

Have you made kale chips before? Tell us your favorite additions your tried and tested recipes below!

Comments
Cecelia

Hi Monica,
Love those crispy, crunchy kale chips! My recipe is similar to yours, but I do add the nutritional yeast and a big spoonful of tahini as well. Sometimes I use tamari instead of salt and don’t measure the lemon – just keep adding to taste. So good!

Monica

Hi Cecelia,

Tahini and tamari sound so delicious! I’ll definitely try those next time. Thanks for sharing 🙂

– Monica @ AlgaeCal

Susan Dodd

I cant wait to make these . sounds great.

Monica

Hi Susan,
They’re so great! Enjoy 🙂
– Monica

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