Kale Chips!

Kale chips can be a delicious alternative to potato chips and other snack food. Instead of being filled with starches and simple carbohydrates, kale is a complex carbohydrate full of fiber, vitamin C, A, K, B6 and calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. Kale has fewer calories than potato chips and will not imbalance blood sugar. Kale chips can give us that crunchy, salty thrill while still being a healthy treat for the body. 

For this recipe you will need: 

  • Two tablespoons of olive oil 
  • Two tablespoons of sesame oil 
  • One tablespoon nutritional yeast 
  • A pinch of salt 
  • One bunch of kale 
  • Flat cookie sheet

This recipe is enough to make one cookie sheet worth of kale chips. If you want to make two cookie sheets, simply double the recipe.  

This recipe is super simple, and I love it! Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. While the oven is warming, rinse the kale in your sink, then chop it to pieces around 2-3 inches long in length and one inch long in width. Put the kale in a large bowl and pour in the olive oil and salt. Massage the kale with your hands. This breaks down the cell walls and makes the kale more delicious and easier to digest. The kale should look darker and less crisp after massaging in the oil. After the kale is massaged, spread evenly over the cooking sheet. Pour on the sesame oil. 

When the oven is preheated, pop it in for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take out the sheet and carefully turn the kale with a spatula. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast on as well. 

Let cook for another 10 minutes, and voila! You have a delicious, healthy snack and quality comfort food! 


By Jessica Glahn L.Ac.