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Kale Chips

Did you know Kale is very high in Beta Carotene, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and rich in Calcium?  Although it is very pretty when used in food presentation, it’s also an amazing super food and should be incorporated more into our meal planning.

This is one of my favorite ways to eat Kale.  It is very easy and my husband even loves it.  Bonus!

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Buy a head of Kale that is not limp or discolored.  Organic is my choice but does not have to be yours.

Tear bite-sized pieces away from the stems of each leaf.  No need for perfection.

Soak in salt water for about 5 minutes.  Rinse the pieces at least twice and spin using a salad spinner until they are as dry as possible.

Place the pieces in a large bowl.


  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • A touch of Sea Salt or Kosher Salt

If you’re feeling adventurous:

  •  1 to 2 teaspoons of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of Cumin
  • A dash of Garlic (either granulated or powdered)

Toss until covered evenly.

If you have a dehydrator, place the leaves in a single layer on the shelves.  Turn it to the vegetable setting and let it go for at least 9 hours.  Take them out when they get to your preference of crispness.

You can also do kale chips in the oven.

Preheat to 375 degrees.

After they are tossed evenly, place them in a single layer on parchment covered sheet pans.  Put them in the oven and turn once at 7 minutes.  They should be done between 13 and 15 minutes depending on your crispness preference.

There are numerous flavor combinations that can be used.  Experiment and find your favorite, then share it with me!  I love trying new things!