kale chips

Crisps you can eat without any guilt, now that sounds like something I could tuck into. These nutrient-packed kale chips are the perfect snack, whether it’s to take to work, as a late night nibble or as a supporting dish in your dinner. You can also adjust the recipe to match your personal taste, whether that’s making it a bit more spicy or going down a more Italian angle.

Serving Size: 6

Cook/Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams of chunky chopped curly kale.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, or oil of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of each of your seasonings of choice, most common used are: cumin powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar or chilli powder. When considering combinations, cinnamon, salt and sugar go well together, while the chilli powder goes better with the cumin.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160c. This is a low temperature (many will offer varying temperatures) but this allows it to cook more evenly and stops there being charred inedible bits.
  2. Thoroughly wash your curly kale and then dab it dry. Cut the kale into small, evenly sized pieces, while removing any large stems you don’t want.
  3. Add the kale to a large baking tray and toss it with the oil and seasonings chosen.
  4. Once these are fully mixed together, make sure the kale is on an even level on the baking tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Take them out and stir them around, before placing back in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes, or until they are turning slightly golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then eat away!

Benefits Of Kale

Just in case you weren’t aware of all the amazing reasons why you should be trying this delicious and healthy treat, we thought we should highlight some for you.

  • Kale has a brilliant ability to help your body to detoxify any waste in your body, thanks largely to the isothiocyanates.
  • Kale is extremely high in iron, something that many vegetarians and vegans can tend to lack in their diet. In fact, you might be impressed to hear that per calorie, it has more iron than beef!
  • Thanks to the high quantity of antioxidants as well as the fibre levels, it has been attributed as a great protector against diabetes.
  • When you add in all the vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6 an fibre, then it should be no surprise it helps prevent heart disease.
  • Kale will help your digestive system, however you should try to make sure you do consume the stems as a lot of the prebiotics are found here.
  • We all know how important omega 3 is, while we also know we tend to lack it in our diet, however many people aren’t aware of the high quantities found in kale, with just a single cup containing 10% of your daily requirement.

Kale Snacks

In case you don’t fancy making this all yourself, there are plenty of great kale snacks you can purchase from our site, including quinoa & kale jalapeno puffs, kale straws and tortilla chips with kale and spinach.

So what did you think of our recipe? Did you think there was anything missing or do you have a family recipe you’d love to share with the world? If so, please do get in contact or leave your comments below!