Introduction: Baked Kale Chips -- Like Cotton Candy, Only Healthy!

We all know kale is good for us, and an onslaught of kale recipes has dominated the healthy-food world for the past year. Here's a fast, easy way to get in your fiber and vitamins in a way that is truly delish!

1 Bunch Curly Leaf Kale
Olive Oil
Salt -- coarse salt, seasoned salt, or herbed salt-substitute all work!

Wash and dry kale, break into large bite-sized pieces. 

Place leaves in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss and 'massage' the oil into the leaves.

Spread leaves in a single layer onto a cookie sheet. The leaves will shrink when cooking, so you can pack them onto the sheet, but don't allow them to overlap much. 

Sprinkle with salt. It's easy to over-salt, so start by adding salt sparingly. You can always add more!

Bake at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes, depending on the size of your leaves.
When they're crispy, they're done!

Obviously, when you add olive oil, you add fat, but the beauty is YOU control the amounts. Hope you love this fantastic snack! 

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galenism made it! (author)2014-03-25

I made these for the first time a few weeks ago and my toddler can't get enough of them. So easy and so delicious - thanks for posting!

TamaraBerg made it! (author)TamaraBerg2014-03-26

My 20-month-old nephew loves them too! (See the video below.) Makes me happy. ;-)

Leif Eats Kale Chips.mp4
Calelovezit made it! (author)2014-01-19

my name is cale so I have too try this at home :P

TamaraBerg made it! (author)TamaraBerg2014-01-19

Why, yes you do! Enjoy the kale, Cale!! ;-)

shelley echtle made it! (author)2014-01-18

We grew some Kale last year and it was bitter! We are going to try to incorporate into our diet this year. I will try this. Thanks for giving me a starter idea!

TamaraBerg made it! (author)TamaraBerg2014-01-18

Thanks Shelley… you might try harvesting earlier. MIght solve the bitter problem. Enjoy!

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