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How to Make Movie-Worthy Kale Chips

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!

kale chips with nutritional yeast

Simple and Delicious Kale Chips

Course Snack
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale (we used curly kale, shown above. However, you can use lacinato, or redbor kale as well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • salt and pepper to taste
Nutrition Facts
Simple and Delicious Kale Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 712mg20%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 12985IU260%
Vitamin C 184.6mg224%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Thoroughly rinse and dry kale.
  3. Cut the stems off the kale.
  4. Chopp 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. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

Additional: get creative and add different spices like cumin or red pepper flakes. For vegans- nutritional yeast is a good cheese substitute

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

Author: Monica Straith, BS

Monica is the PR and Outreach Manager and Fitness Lead at AlgaeCal. She’s an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and has a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she played varsity soccer for four years. Monica pulls from her experience in athletics and health to contribute to AlgaeCal and has also been featured on myfitnesspal blog, Prevention, and Huffington Post.

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