Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chips of Kale

There are many recipes to be found online for these tasty nutritious osteoporosis preventing lovelies, but I wanted to try adding vinegar to the mix to see if I could concoct something more to my taste. I think next time I might try to soak them a little longer, as the vinegar taste didn't come through very well. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!

To start you'll need apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt or salt substitute, and a couple of bunches of kale. Pull the leaves from the kale, a little bigger than chip size that you like, as they do shrink, leaving the hardest stems for soup or compost

I like to use a plastic shopping bag for mixing. Put as much kale as will fit onto a cookie sheet into the bag, pour 1-2 tsp. each of olive oil and vinegar, then smush it all together for a few minutes until it's well covered with the mixture.

Next lay the kale pieces out on the cookie sheet as individually apart as you can, as you will need to turn them every 20  minutes until they are done. Sprinkle with salt, salt substitute, or your favorite flavoring, T taught me also to use nutritional yeast, which adds a nice cheesy flavor.

Depending on your patience, bake in an oven anywhere from 225 degrees to 250 degrees. From what I understand, the lower the bake temp, the fewer nutrients are lost. If you have a dehydrator, that's even better. Bake for 20 minutes, turn, then continue to bake at 20 minutes intervals until the chips are light and crispy. Better to store in a container that can breathe so they do no rehydrate from any moisture left in the leaves.
And DO enjoy, they are so tasty and good for your bones!!!


  1. Yum yum! I have a bag of kale in the fridge and you are inspiring me to whip a batch of these up!

  2. Yummy! We eat ours up too quickly for them to get stale. ;-) But we DID have them in an airtight container...good to know how to store properly!

    1. I took the lid off because mine got a little rehydrated, and they crisped back up nicely, mine have been around a couple of days and they stay crispy and tasty uncovered!