I love green vegetables – and I love crisps! So these are a fantastic alternative to potato crisps when craving crispy, salty deliciousness. With zero guilt!
My best friend Karina originally cooked these for me and I was surprised just how easy they are to make.
You do need to stand by the oven though, as there is a fine line between getting your kale crisps crunchy and burning them.
Why eat kale crisps?
Considered the king of green superfoods, kale is jam packed full of goodness including antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K and minerals.
Kale is said to be one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world.
What You Need:
A bag of Kale
A pinch of sea salt (I love pink Himalayan salt – it makes me feel exotic)
Paprika or chilli powder (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
- Remove the stalks from the kale and spread onto a baking tray evenly. Use more than one baking tray so the kale doesn’t overlap, otherwise the crisps will go soggy
- Drizzle with olive oil – drizzle sparingly. Less is more.
- Season with salt. Add spices if desired – once again, use sparingly. You can always add more after baking
- Toss to evenly distribute oil and seasoning
- Cook in the oven for 8-12 minutes
I like to check the crisps after 6-8 minutes to make sure they are cooking evenly and move them around the tray a little
- Empty into a bowl and enjoy with absolutely no guilt
(8. Don’t answer the door or have a snog without checking in the mirror first, you are very likely to have green veg caught in your teeth)
Nutritional Bit (if you are interested)
Nutritional facts to persuade you that kale is king:
Taken from Authority Nutrition
A single cup of raw kale contains:
Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
Copper: 10% of the RDA.
Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
It contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.
All from 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber) and 3 grams of protein.
Happy Green Foods x