Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kale Chips

I first heard about Kale chips from reading KathEats. It took me several months to work up the courage to try out these faux “potato chips.” The first time I tried them I HATED them! However, I tried them again and the second time was the charm! I have been addicted to Kale chips for the past four months. They are my favorite lunch addition.

Kale Chips could not be easier (or cheaper) to make! You need three ingredients:

Cooking Spray or Olive Oil
Seasoning of Choice

1)      Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet
2)      Wash kale and make sure to DRY COMPLETELY! Tear kale into pieces (be aware that they shrink a LOT during baking, so do not make the pieces too small), spray or douse with oil and sprinkle with seasoning
3)      Bake for 12-15 minutes
4)      If you are like me, proceed to squirt a good deal of ketchup and DEVOUR!

Lately, I have been loving “Cavender’s” Greek seasoning. You can find it in the spice aisle of the grocery store.

However, when I feel like having “cheese” Kale chips, I use nutritional yeast. It is very nutty/cheesy and a wonderful non-dairy seasoning that is full of amazing B vitamins.

While, I know ketchup is not “paleo,” I just cannot give it up. I have tried and it just is not possible! I do, however, make sure not to use the HFCS ketchup.

Do these taste like potato chips—no. I am not going to lie to you. But there are incredibly yummy and I feel like they have that wonderful “snacky” quality! Also, I love that you can get SEVERAL servings of vegetables at one time, not to mention a hearty dose of fiber.

Have you tried Kale chips? What is your favorite healthy snack food?

Be sure to check back tomorrow as the amazing Meredith tagged me with the Blissful Blogger award where I get to share 7 facts about me. This is my first blogging award so I am VERY excited! :)


  1. I've never tried kale chips before (And I think I've only had kale once)... I'm a little iffy but if I ever get kale I'll try it :) I need new snacks so I supposed I should be open minded! My favorite go-to healthy snack food is almond+raisins. Have fun doing the 7 facts, I can't wait to read it!

  2. Ohhh kale chips. I popped my nutritional yeast cherry on Monday with some Yummm sauce and I guess I am going to have to use some on these chips :)

  3. Haha! I am relatively new to the nutritional yeast world, but so far I am a fan! You definitely need to try them on kale chips; however, I think I prefer the Greek seasoning because it is a better vehicle for profane amounts of ketchup! :)

  4. What a fun site - I need to explore more about your going Paleo.

    I haven't tried the chips - but I LOVE kale! I always think the chips would burn too easily or be too "thin"? Maybe I'll try one day...

    Ketchup!! A must :)

  5. Love kale chips- especially with nutritional yeast and cashews. Yum! Ketchup has been one of the hardest things to give up since going paleo, I used to be pretty obsessed with it. Now I dabble in it every once and awhile and def not the HFCS kind. Have you tried making it? I think I'm going to give it a try, we shall see...

  6. Greek seasoning, mmmm! I'd like that, I'm sure!!!.... I've never head kale chips but I'm sure I'd love them!!!