Crispy Kale Chips!

I’ve been getting some questions on my Snapchat when I make certain little healthy snacks, so I figured I could just share some of my favorites on here!

I’m a huge snacker so I always try to do some healthy but tasty options to have around the house that are pretty quick and simple to get done (because I’m lazy and I like quick 😆).

So the first one I’m going to do are the crispy kale chips! 😋😋 I know there are a million on Pinterest but this is just how I like doing them!:

First you just start off with a large bunch of kale from wherever. My bestie let me in on a little secret… DINOSAUR KALE (aka Lasinato kale)! It has a lot larger leaves and is just all around easier to work with. BUT….they didn’t have any at the store I went to this time, so regular kale it is for this how-to!

Start by taking off all of the excess stem that’s below all of the leaf..

Next wash all of your kale in a colander to rid it of any dirt or pesticides..

Then shake the colander to rid leaves of as much water as possible. Next you’ll be drying them (either patting them dry or with a hair dryer….yes, I said hair dryer 😅). I do the hair dryer method because I’m super impatient and the other way takes forever.. haha! You want them pretty dry so that the olive oil will stick and so they’ll turn crispy!..

Once dry, cut out the large veins in the middle. They hold a lot of water and will make the chips chewy rather than crispy if left in..

Then add a little olive oil (just enough to get all the leaves, don’t want them drilling in it) and massage the oil into the leaves to make sure they’re all covered well…

Now you’ll arrange them on a cookie sheet covered with either parchment paper or foil to prevent them from sticking. Spread them out so they’re not touching (the heat needs to be able to get all around them). Then season to taste however you’d like. I like the natural taste of the kale so I just add a little bit of salt.

Lastly, stick them in an oven set to 325 degrees and bake for 5 minutes then turn the sheet and do another ~5 minutes. Some ovens may take less time so just watch closely on the last 5 minutes and adjust as needed. They won’t all fit on one sheet at once so they will have to be done in several rounds. 

And there ya go! Yummy, crispy kale chips! They can be stored in an air tight container (unless you choose to eat them all right away like I normally do 😂😂)! Careful, they’re addicting!!!