Sometimes, a girl just craves chips. It’s like it’s hardwired into human DNA (except it’s totally not – but these Kale chips just might be!). But the issue, it seems, is that… well… CHIPS ARE HORRIBLY BAD FOR YOU! Even the baked lays you can find in grocery stores are filled with processed ingredients and substitutions that are shady. In the end, all we really want is a little crinkle. That snap, crackle, pop that you get when you bite into a chip (or shove a handful in your mouth, amiright?!).
So when I heard that people were making chips out of Kale, I was intrigued.
I have to be honest here – I haven’t read any of the recipes on Pinterest, etc. I wanted to start from scratch instead of being "inspired" to "copy" someone else's recipe. So I’m not sure if other recipes add more salt, more seasoning, more olive oil, etc. But you know what? I don’t freaking care! These are delicious and low calorie and low sodium (for Chips, at least). And, best of all, for the many friends I have who beg me for low-ingredient recipes, there are only three ingredients... and the only prep required is ripping and tossing! Purrfect.
Sea Salt Kale Chips
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Bake Time: 8-10 Minutes
Servings: Makes enough for 3-4 people to snack on!
WW Points (Old): 1
WW Points Plus (New): 1
Calories Per Serving: 25 (Based on this recipe making 3 servings. If you eat the whole thing, it's 75)
Nutrition: High in calcium,Very high in manganese, High in potassium, Very high in vitamin A, High in vitamin B6, Very high in vitamin C, Very high in sodium
- 5 large leaves Kale
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 pinches Sea Salt or Garlic Salt (or 1 pinch of each!)
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Wash Kale and rip into chip-size pieces.
- Toss with olive oil and salt.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until Kale pieces are crispy.