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An Easy and Healthy Kale Snack Your Kids Will Love!

Updated on June 29, 2014
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During a recent visit with my niece, I discovered her love of kale chips. I had not heard of them but after she made a batch for our home movie night, I was totally sold on this tasty snack idea.

Kale as a vegetable is a hardy cabbage-type cruciferous food with large leaves providing loads of fiber. Studies show that it helps fight cancer by lowering the risk and also aids in keeping the bladder, colon, ovary, and prostate healthy. With over 45 flavonoids and anti-inflammatory aids it is a good item to include weekly in your meal planning.

This recipe is simple to make with basic ingredients you probably have at home. It is a great vegetarian dish or as finger food for parties. It is a rich source of Vitamin K, but you don't have to share that with your kids, just enjoy knowing it's building strong bones within their young bodies. Be warned, this snack is very addictive!

Time Saver Idea

In a hurry?  Buy kale packaged at your local grocery store.
In a hurry? Buy kale packaged at your local grocery store. | Source

What Do I Look For?

When you buy kale, look for deep colored leaves with hardy stems. Smaller leaves are tender and provide a mild flavor. Keep it cool in your refrigerator and use within three days. Kale tends to become bitter the longer it is stored.

I buy it fresh from the market but it is also sold in packages. The packaged brands usually come without the ribs and in bite size pieces. I have not used it as such but I recommend checking the expiration date to ensure you get a mild fresh flavor. One cup of kale provides about 36 calories. The vitamin content is listed in the chart below for your reference. Overall, it's a pretty good food choice when planning nutritious meals for the family.


Kale's Nutritional Value

Vitamin/Nutrition
Percentage per cup
Vitamin/Nutrition
Percentage per cup
K
1180
Copper
22
A
98
Fiber
10.4
C
71
Calcium
9.3
B6
10.5
Potassium
8.4
Manganese
27
Cholesterol
0
 
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Nutritiondata.self.com
 
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Rate This Snack Idea

5 stars from 3 ratings of Kale Chips

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: two to four people

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch kale, dino or curly type
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or garlic salt (recommend a pinch when substituted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Herbamare*, or seasoning of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (ground), or red pepper flakes
  • pinch sea salt, ground, optional
  • 1/2 cup almond slices, optional
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, optional
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Tear kale into chip sizes pieces. Your kale will shrink in size once you have baked them.  Here I sprinkled almonds in with the bunch.  Excellent flavor result!Serve them in popcorn containers or fun bowls for added interest.
Tear kale into chip sizes pieces.
Tear kale into chip sizes pieces. | Source
Your kale will shrink in size once you have baked them.  Here I sprinkled almonds in with the bunch.  Excellent flavor result!
Your kale will shrink in size once you have baked them. Here I sprinkled almonds in with the bunch. Excellent flavor result!
Serve them in popcorn containers or fun bowls for added interest.
Serve them in popcorn containers or fun bowls for added interest.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash kale leaves and pat dry
  2. Tear kale leaves from stems (remove ribs from kale). Continue to tear into "chip" size pieces.
  3. Spread kale leaves in single layer onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the kale. In order to cover the entire bunch, I use my hands to gently mix them with oil and then spread them on the sheet.
  5. Sprinkle the garlic powder, Herbamare*, cumin, cayenne, and salt over the kale chips. Lastly, I sprinkle almond slices over them but this is optional. Place tray on middle or upper rack of oven.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes, turning chips half way. After 7 minutes, turn off oven and let them sit for another 5 minutes.
  7. When complete, chips should be crunchy and a bit dry. Serve in a chip bowl and enjoy!
  8. Note: Herbamare is a seasoning I find at health food specialty stores such as Whole Foods. It is a good substitute for salt.

Anyone Up For Salad?

Young people love kale chips.  Now, my niece finds other ways to enjoy it such as in a salad.
Young people love kale chips. Now, my niece finds other ways to enjoy it such as in a salad. | Source

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Poetryman and Glenn, than you for your positive feedback on this recipe idea. I can't make a batch large enough to satisfy me when I make these chips.

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      Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I make chips from sweet potatoes by using a similar method. And I do use kale for salads. So I'm going to try this.

      I was always wondering why sometimes the kale was bitter. Now I know. As you said, it should be used within three days. I always buy it fresh as you mentioned. But the store sells the fresh kale in huge bundles, so I always ended up keeping it too long.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Kudos to you for getting the kids to eat their veggies. For me proper seasoning is key to making vegetables palatable. Failing that, cheese almost always works.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Kenneth, hope you find some kale when spring comes to try this recipe. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, dear friend.

      Pollyanna, I am ready for a good kale snack this week. Glad your little ones are making great choices when it comes to greens. Enjoy your week.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Everyone on THIS hub, have a Very Merry CHRISTmas.

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      Pollyanna Jones 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      We're lucky that our little one loves her greens, including kale. It's very tasty indeed. Thanks for the idea on how to serve it up differently.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Oct. 20, 8:48 p.m.,/cdst

      Hello, teaches12345,

      Thank you for the kale information. I do not have any "inside" friends in the grocery or produce business as I once had when I worked for the newspaper.

      If I needed some hard-to-find item, they were so good about finding it for me and ordering it too. In return, I gave them a free classified ad now and then and it all balanced out.

      I will go to a Walmart Supercenter in Mississippi, in Tupelo, and they are bound to know where it is.

      And you have a good week too.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Hello Kenneth, kale may be seasonal in your area and hard to fine. It is sold in the produce department along with lettuce and cabbage in most grocery stores. This recipe is a good one for late night snacks or watching movies. I do love popcorn but having this alternative makes for a really good treat. Hope your week is a good one.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago

      Hi, teaches12345,

      I hope your Sunday evening is going well. I wanted to ask you where I might find kale chips? Or even kale for that matter. Your recipe has peaked my curosity.

      And I know that if you are involved with it, it will be GOOD.

      Have a peaceful night.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Violette, I am glad you found this recipe interesting. I love it any day of the week. Enjoy your weekend.

      Shari, I love the recipe idea you shared. I will have to try it. Thanks for your adding to the content value.

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      Sharon Berry 3 years ago from Michigan

      I've never tried this but after reading the easy instructions I certainly will give it a go. I normally cook kale with spinach and then drizzle malt vinegar over it. Love it that way.

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      VioletteRose 3 years ago from Chicago

      I have tried kale along with collard greens in stir fries, but I will have to try this delicious kale chips. I am sure my kids will love these. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Ecogranny,

      Susan,

      So glad you both like this snack idea. It is one that you can overeat and still be fine in meeting your daily nutrient limit. Enjoy!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love kale in salads and in soup but I've yet to try kale chips. Will have to try your recipe soon.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Love homemade kale chips! Pinning.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Nancy, I do love veggies and dip as a snack but this slightly salty spicy kale recipe hits the spot on movie nights. Glad you came by and I appreciate your sharing. Be well and safe.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Love doctor, I had some the other day for movie night. It's so yummy! Thanks for the comment and enjoy those chips!

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      Nancy Owens 3 years ago from USA

      Okay. Seriously. I am going to try this. Have it bookmarked. My substitute for chips is celery and peanut butter or baby carrots. But they are cold, and with winter coming on this chip sounds pretty good. Thank you for sharing this. I am not good at writing recipe hubs, LOL! :)

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      I love Kale chips. good nutrition facts& great choice for home movie night. Informative post!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I need to make a batch this week myself, Audrey. Glad you liked the idea. Enjoy your week, dear friend.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Love kale and love kale chips! I will have to try these!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Doris, sorry to hear about your intolerance to salt. Herbamare has sea salt so hopefully it is something you can eat. If not, making this recipe without should still be tasty. I too try to cut out potato chips due to the salt content. Enjoy your weekend.

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      Doris H. Dancy 3 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      This sounds like a delicious and healthy treat that I should definitely try. I have a high sensitivity to salt and I was especially happy to read about your substitute. I really plan to try this. I love chips and they are my downfall…salt…fat. You know the deal. I need a healthy substitute, and you have provided it here. Thanks.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Chef, I'd very much like to try boerenkool one day. It has ingredients I love. Thank you for commenting. Hope your day is going well.

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      Andrew Spacey 3 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Interesting idea! Kale is part of the dutch national dish -boerenkool - (my wife is from the Netherlands) where it's cooked and mixed with mashed potato. Gravy and smoked sausage make up the other ingredients! We have it every year at the New Year meal.

      Your recipe is easy to follow and I feel sure we'll be giving it a go in the not too distant future. Kale chips!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Sanjay, another reason to eat plenty of this treat! Thank you for adding this information. Take care and be well.

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      Sanjay Sharma 3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Kale has anti- ageing properties too.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Frogyfish, your comment is good support of the post. Thank you. Enjoy the recipe soon.

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      frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

      I love kale both for its flavor and its nutrition. "Your unique recipe is something I must try for myself and family too. It sounds like a delicious lo-cal healthy snack...and it is easy to do as you display!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Phoenix, I too love a good kale salad with dressing. It is such a healthy choice in general and beneficial to our body. This recipe is a nice alternative and a great snack anytime. I trust your day is going well. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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      PhoenixV 3 years ago from USA

      I have really been looking for a way to incorporate kale into my diet because it's so nutritious. I have not seen too many kale recipes or anything like it. I normally just drown it in ranch dressing which probably isn't too healthy. I have even been trying a little balsamic vinegar, too. I will bookmark this to try out as soon as I have all the ingredients, because it sounds tasty.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hello Nadine! I am craving some today since I stopped in here. If you love crunchy spicy food, this will do it for you. Glad you came by and have a great day.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Kale chips! I had also never heard of it, until I read your post. The next time I'm going shopping Kale is now on my list. It will make an ideal snack for when we have friends over for a drink! Great tip!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Eddy, I hope you like this treat. It is a green taste but I love the spice.

      Vocal coach, Audrey, I love it when other people are willing to try new ideas. Go for it!

      Kenneth, sorry for the delay, I just got back from a lengthy vacation and have lots to catch up on here. My grandkids were craving veggies last week and ate a whole bowl of raw broccoli. It puts a smile in my heart. Enjoy your grandkids!

      ComfortB, I too am new to kale chips. I am so glad my niece introduced them to me. They are a great healthy snack. Take care dear one.

      Arun, glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe idea. Keep eating right, dear friend.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, teaches12345,

      Did you read my comment? I didn't see your reply, so I must have said something to upset you.

      So I apologize to you sincerely.

      Kenneth

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      Comfort Babatola 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Hello Dianna. Yes, kale chips are delicious.

      When the high school Agric. club where I sometimes sub. was trying to figure out what to do with the excess kale in their garden, thy decided on kale chips . All the teachers got their portion and I love the taste of it!

      That's coming from someone who didn't like or eat kale before that. Great hub. Voted up and useful.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 3 years ago from KOLKATA

      I am always after healthy food and I thank you for sharing such a great recipe for all age groups.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Nice work, teaches12345. My three grandkids love veggies and such things as you are writing about. I am happier to see them gorge on healthy things rather than candy bars.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm such a health food nut - can't believe I've never had kale. Well, I'm going to now. Your recipe for kale chips has me all excited. Guess what I'll be making in my kitchen soon. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A great recipe Dianna and I look forward to trying it out.

      Eddy.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Monis, I had reservations myself until I tried this treat. Enjoy your week.

      Stbrians, glad you are convinced to try it soon. You are a brave one!

      Ologsinquito, you and are like minded on this veggie, especially on the chips. Hope your day is going well.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Kale, with the right recipe, is a great vegetable. The trick seems to be preparing it in an interesting way. Kale chips are delicious.

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      Meshack Bwoyele Keya 3 years ago from Vihiga County,Western Kenya

      That is why you are a teacher ma'am. You have educated me enough on this great recipe. I will try it one day.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Kale got very popular these days. I know it's very nutritious, but I can't convince myself to like it.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Linda, I love kale in salads but can't get away from the chips as a snack. Good to see you here, dear lady.

      Peg, if you can get them to try the snack, they may choose it more often. Thanks for the support and enjoy your week.

      Ryem, it is the rave right now and if you try it you may understand the reason for it. Be well and stay safe.

      Rebecca, glad you like the idea. Do try it and let me know how you like it. Good seeing you today, sweet friend.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wow! This is the most unique recipe I have seen in a while. And kale is so good for you. Thanks. Sharing and pinning!

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      Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

      I've been hearing a lot about kale chips lately, but I've never tried them out. I'm gonna have to give this recipe a shot, thanks for sharing!

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      What a great way to get youngsters (and oldsters) to make better choices when it comes to snacking. I've been using it in smoothies lately but now you've given me another way to try it. Thank you. Two thumbs up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I attempted to make kale chips, once, I wasn't a fan of them...but I do enjoy kale in salads and steamed as a side dish. Yummy! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Avian, I love it in soups! Hope you are having a good day.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This sounds great. Kale is also wonderful in soup, too.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Livingsta, I have some downstairs in the refrigerator and I am going to have to try it simply steamed. It will be new for me. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful week.

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      This looks like a very interesting recipe. I like Kale and I have them steamed and seasoned. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us, will try this out sometime.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Victoria, kale has a green taste and if stored over 4 days it gets bitter. I try to use it within 3 days, even as chips. Great feedback for readers, thanks for the input. Happy Fourth to you and yours.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I only recently tried kale. I like it in salads, but it does get bitter. That's neat that young kids like kale chips. I've heard of them, and now I have to try them. I'm pinning this one!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Glimmer, it does seem to be popular these days. I can remember when I considered it plate decorations. It's always a pleasure to have you stop by. Happy Fourth of July to you!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I have been seeing kale everywhere lately and want to start incorporating it into our diet . I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks teaches!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      DIY, your father is going to reap the benefits from eating fresh veggies. One day I'll have a garden again. It's always a pleasure to have you visit. Keep safe out there.

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      Julie 3 years ago

      Each year, my father has gradually added to and expanded his garden outside. Kale was a new addition to his garden this year. It is really a great thing and, like your chart dictates, very healthy for you. By the way, I love your writing and thank you for commenting on my hubs, as well.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Jo, since they are in the oven, they roast more than fry. I have not had problems getting them to a nice cruncy texture. If you bake them for 7 minutes and let them set in the oven for 5 -6 minutes you get a chip-type snack. Thanks for the question and feedback.

      Genna, I love kale in soup and stews, it adds so much to the flavor. I hope you enjoy the recipe idea.

      Glutathione, I agree. The big batch you put in shrinks some. I could eat bowls and bowls of the chips. Glad you came by today.

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      Ken Williams 3 years ago

      Mmm Kale chips are one of my absolute favorite snacks! The only problem, my oven is never big enough to bake the amount I crave haha.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Kale chips? That’s a new one. I like kale (kale soup is a favorite), but it’s not easy to cook, well. I’m definitely trying this! Thank you. :-)

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      Jo Miller 3 years ago from Tennessee

      We use a lot of kale in salads and our own healthy smoothies. I'd like to try these but I've heard it's very difficult to keep these from burning. Have you had problems with this?

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Better Yourself, I am grateful my niece introduced me to these for the reason you mentioned: it's healthier for me. Hope you enjoy them.

      Suzanne, I am going to have to look up those seaweed chips. They sound good. I hope your day is going well.

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Kale chips should taste delicious! I recently tried seaweed chips for the first time from an Asian grocery store and they were really nice - much lighter than potato chips and quite addictive. Thank you for sharing your recipe and I'll be having a go! Voted useful.

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      Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

      People keep telling me I need to try making Kale Chips and I just haven't gotten around to it yet and this is perfect because I've needed a recipe to go by. It's so easy and I'm really hoping I like them b/c I need an alternative to regular chips. Great hub!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Mbuggish, that's a good reason for me to eat more kale, less salt. Take care.

      Cyndi, I love the chips with red pepper flakes but have to cut it out when others around. I love it spicy!

      Sad, it's great in stir fry but this is really getting the full benefit of flavor.

      Woman tips, I love it when I can eat healthy and enjoy it too.

      Thanks everyone for your added value in thoughts. Have a great day! Blessings.

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      womentips 3 years ago

      Awesome.kale contains lot of health benefits.Thanks for sharing.

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      Poca 3 years ago from Hubpages, My World

      great idea. I thought kale is for stir fries only

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 3 years ago from Western NC

      I LOVE kale chips! I make them from time to time with different spices, especially red pepper. Mmm.

      Aw, man, now you got me craving them. I want to try some of the other spices you suggest: cumin and cayenne. OMG that sounds lovely! Sharing this.

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      mbuggieh 3 years ago

      Kale is very good dehydrated as well. Large leaves can be dehydrated and even as chips. It is also a good flavoring for soups---particularly if you want to avoid adding a lot of salt.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Rajan, I value your feedback on posts. It is so validating! Kale boosts the immune system more than other green leafy vegetables. It is one veggie we should eat often.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for sharing this easy to make kale snack recipe. With all those vitamins and minerals kale is great for children and the aged to help make bones stronger and boost immunity.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Alicia, If you like a little spice, then this recipe will be a delight. Thanks for the visit and hope you are enjoying a lovely day.

      OC, I was going to try it in a smoothie some day, but perhaps not if you say it is still bitter. I do love it in salads and stews. However, this recipe as chips is quite good and satisfies my craving for salty potato chips and it is much healthier. Blessings!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Such a timely and useful hub. Recently, I bought some kale in order to add to my morning smoothie. It seems to take lots more fruit to hide the bitter taste of the kale. Eating kale chips sounds really good. I will give it a try. Thanks for this information.

      Kim

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love kale chips. Your version sounds delicious as well as nutritious! I'm looking forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Dianna.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Frog, love your comment! You may like it if you try it. Take care.

      Linda, I have cut out potato chips for this recipe. Good idea, right?

      Janelle, glad to meet a fellow kale lover. It's a good snack for kids any time. Enjoy your day.

      Mery, I hope your kid does love it. So good for them on many ways. Be well!

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      mery shelly 3 years ago

      it sounds a beautiful option for my kid.... thank you for sharing such a nice recipe..

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      I love kale and all its benefits. This is an awesome recipe and a great healthy snack that I will definitely try. Thanks for sharing.

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      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      They sound like a delicious replacement for potato chips.

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      The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Never developed a taste for kale but maybe you can teach an old frog new tricks.

      TFP

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Mckenzie. I bought some chips at a local grill but they had lost there flavor and were stale. You should definitely make your own to taste them at their best. Hope your day is going well.

      Bobbi, this recipe is simple to make. If they appeal to you after eating them, you may find them addicting. Enjoy a lovely weekend.

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      That looks so good, and now I am hungry. Your recipes are so interesting---I try to read them right away so I do not forget.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Susan Ream 3 years ago from Michigan

      Dianna, I've tried a bag from the health food store and thought it was terrible. You've inspired me to try to make it at home.

      I usually put a few in a smoothie for the health benefits. The smoothie masks the taste of the leaf. If these are really yummy, I could get more in and benefit from the nutrition.

      Thanks for sharing - I'll be trying it soon!

      Have a GREAT Saturday friend,

      Mekenzie

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Blond Logic, maybe we could get Bill to ship us some on occasion. I never thought I would enjoy kale in this fashion, but I truly love it. Hope your day in Brazil is fantastic.

      Bravewarrior, I think they are all the rave currently with health food lovers. I love it for the taste (also because it is better for me than potato chips). Hope you do try it soon and let me know how you like them. Be well and safe out there.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Dianna, I've seen kale chips recipes on cooking shows. I think Giada DeLaurentis makes them a lot. I've never tried them, but after reading this hub that got my mouth watering, I just may have to give it a try. It certainly would be a better alternative to Lays!

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      Mary Wickison 3 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Dianna,

      I never thought I would see the words 'kale' and 'kids will love' in the same sentence.

      I don't think I have seen it for sale here in Brazil, but now I will keep my eyes open for it. If it grows so robustly in Bill's garden, I too might be able to grow it.

      Thanks for the recipe, I will bookmark and share this.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Deborah, I really would love to have a garden some day with lots of kake. You are blessed to have it so often.

      Vellur, it's the best way to get something healthy into a body, especially kids. Enjoy your day.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      This is something which I have never tried, thank you for the recipe, delicious and healthy.

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      I grow kale in my garden and love making kale chips. My recipe is very simple - just olive oil and salt. I will have to try yours to spice them up a bit.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      ChitrangadaSharon, the ingredients are simple but together they are a delightful chip treat. I love the slightly spicy, smokey taste of this snack. Be well and safe today.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Sounds delicious and nutritious!

      Snack or salad, I like both! The combination of ingredients is interesting.

      Thank you for sharing the detailed instructions.

      Voted up!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Rochelle, I would follow my doctor's orders before eating any food item such as this. Good question. For those who can eat it, it's a great boost to the body.

      Torri, glad you like the idea. It's my favorite snack during movie night. Hope you try it some time. Enjoy your weekend.

      Lyns, the taste of kale is green but it's a rich flavor and tastes great with the seasoning. Thanks for stopping by today.

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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      I love this hub soooo much, I love Kale and your right the chips are very tasty the taste of kale to me no matter how it's made taste great, it is made in so many ways I could just taste it as I read this hub and glanced at the pictures, great hub and layout thanks for sharing voted up A/+

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      as far as I can remember. I don't think I've ever had kale before. I am willing to try it because it is healthy and good for you. thanks for this article.

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      This sounds good to me, but I'm wondering if it is bad for someone else who is on blood thinners and not supposed to eat spinach and similar things?

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I was doubtful at first too but found it to be quite good. Thanks for stopping by, Mary. Take care.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      I'll take your word for this! I would never have thought about using Kale to make a snack like this, but I'm willing to give it a try!

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Jackie, these are my substitute for potato chips. They do the job for me! Hope you try them soon. Take care.

      Ruchira, I must try your kale sauce. I am trying to eat more of this veggie and that will also work for me. Enjoy your weekend.

      Word, I too love kale and look for ways to include it in my weekly food menu. Thanks for validating the veggie.

      Phyllis, the salad is really a good use of kale. I appreciate your visit here today. Be well and safe.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Dianna. I love kale and am very anxious to try this snack idea. I also love kale in green salad as shown in your photo. Thanks for sharing this great idea.