Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kale Chips: Currently Trending.

             Has anyone else seen kale EVERYWHERE recently?  Within the last few months I've seen Kale all over, advertised at the grocery store, offered in salads, side dishes, but most popular of all is the Kale Chip.  I feel like everyone is making and/or talking about kale chips. 

 Side note:  This reminds of me of the pomegranate obsession of a few year ago. 

Well, I have definitely jumped on the bandwagon. and understand what the hype is.  It is  so easy to make, so delicious, and so healthy.

Kale contains a lot of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti -cancer ( not sure what that it but it sounds excellent) nutrients.

So far my favorite recipe is one from William Sonoma:


1. 1 head/ bag of Kale

2. 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3.1/4 Tsp Smoked Paprika ( I only had regular paprika, but I am dying to try it with smoked)

4.1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

( I also added some garlic salt ( obviously I never cook anything without some form of garlic in it)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

1. Clean Kale, and pat dry

2.  Tear leaves into chip size pieces

3. Arrange on cookie tray in a single layer

4. Sprinkle Kale with olive oil

5. Sprinkle kale with the sea salt, paprika, and garlic

Cook for about 25 minutes or until crispy.

The kale chips were delicious, and they make sure a great snack. 

I've also made kale chips with olive oil and Parmesan cheese as my mom suggested and they were just as fabulous.

Have you jumped on the Kale Chip Band Wagon?


  1. I love these! One of my favorite snack recipes. xoxo

  2. I love Kale chips too! I've recently jumped on this bandwagon and I think I eat a Kale salad almost every day! I love it more than regular lettuce!