Kale Chips

Yes, chips. Made out of kale. Not sure if it sounds exciting? You will inhale these! I promise. My 4- and 6-year olds do!


When I mentioned I was bringing kale chips to our potluck, one guest admitted to me later that she didn’t think it sounded very exciting. But once she tried just one, she couldn’t stop eating them! So did the rest of the guests feel this way, and even my 4- and 6- year olds. This dish is a simple and fun way to get everyone to eat more greens. 🙂


1 bunch of kale
1/2 a Tablespoon olive oil (or less)
salt & pepper to taste
other seasoning of your choice


Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit (177 Celsius).

Rinse the kale and pat dry. Get your kids to rip the leaves off the ribs, making 1- to 2-inch sized “chips.”  Toss in a bowl with salt, pepper or other favorite seasoning, and enough olive oil to coat the leaves.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the kale turn dark green. After 8 minutes, if you think they should cook a little longer, check them every 30 seconds. Do not let them turn brown. They become crispy as they cool. Serve fresh out of the oven!

Or you can double or triple the recipe if making for a pot luck or party. I don’t suggest making them any earlier then the day of the party, as they lose their crispiness.


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