How to Make Movie-Worthy Kale Chips

Bone-Healthy Living / Nutrition / Recipes / August 21, 2017

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


  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


  • 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.

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

Author: Monica Straith, BS


I have made kale chips before and love them. My kale is blooming and shooting up so is it too old to make chips? I think it is not tender enough for cooked kale dishes. What about chips, anyone?

Megan AlgaeCal
Megan AlgaeCal

Hi Claire!

These should work just fine for kale chips. You can also try massaging the kale leaves for a few minutes to soften them up. 🙂

Let us know how it turns out!

-Megan @ AlgaeCal

Mary Kane
Mary Kane

I didn’t see cheese in the recipe?

Megan AlgaeCal
Megan AlgaeCal

Hi Mary!

The picture shows the variation using nutritional yeast! This is a (vegan-friendly) cheese substitute that can be sprinkled on top of the chips 🙂 Feel free to give it a try and let us know what you think!

-Megan @ AlgaeCal

joy nelson
joy nelson

I have recently been diagnosed with low bone density and am excited to start AlgaeCal and these recipes look so yummy!

Jenna AlgaeCal
Jenna AlgaeCal

Hi Joy,

So wonderful to hear you’re getting started with AlgaeCal! Enjoy the recipes, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 🙂

– Jenna @ AlgaeCal


I have bought them from a store for $7:00 a bag. So expensive.

I decided to make them. It was a long time ago. They were good. But am anxious to try this recipe. Thankyou

Monica AlgaeCal
Monica AlgaeCal

Wow! That is expensive, Sandra.

Let us know what you think! I really like this recipe with nutritional yeast and a pinch of red pepper flakes myself.

Susan Dodd
Susan Dodd

I cant wait to make these . sounds great.


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


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!


Hi Cecelia,

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

– Monica @ AlgaeCal

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