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Easiest Kale Chips Recipe (my kids love these!)

kale chips recipe This kale chips recipe is one we rely on when our CSA box keeps on sending us more and more kale. Not that I don't love kale of course. I do. It is one of those "super foods" that have powerful antioxidants and is high in many vitamins. It is also a common food that kids tend to turn their noses up at. My own sons are not picky eaters thankfully but they probably wouldn't choose kale if it were on a plate with a bunch of other veggies. They would however choose these kale chips, even if right next to traditional potato chips!

These pack a satisfying delicate crunchy texture but they are very, very thin so they almost melt in your mouth. They will also crumble right in your hands so these are best eaten if you can corral the kids in one place. Otherwise you will have kale chip flakes all over your entire house. Believe me.

Easiest Kale Chips Recipe Ingredients
  • Bunch of Kale
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Nutritional Yeast (optional)

kale chips Rinse your kale under cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Rip off pieces from the stem and lay in one layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on some sea salt and nutrional yeast.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. At least this is how long it takes in my oven. Yours might be more or less a few minutes.

They won't actually look much different, take out your pan and poke one and see if it is crispy. You are basically just dehydrating them so it takes a very short amount of time. If left for too long they'll turn brown and that is gross.

healthy kale chips

PS - The nutritional yeast is totally optional, but we love the added savory flavor it gives, not to mention the extra nutrients and protein. We use the Red Star brand. If you haven't ever used it, give it a is an excellent little healthy topping for snacks for the little ones.

Go to the Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids Section for more project ideas!

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