It’s so great that to eat healthy you don’t have to give up all things good. Everyone likes to have a crunchy snack once in a while. Instead of reaching for ”dirty” chips try some clean, spicy, and crunchy kale chips.


  • 1 bunch Lacinato (dinosaur or Tuscan) kale, washed and dried thoroughly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic pepper seasoning (mine contains garlic, sea salt, black pepper, red and green bell pepper)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Cut the rib from the leaf

  2. With a sharp knife, remove the middle rib of each kale leaf so that all you have left are the leaves. Cut the leaves into small pieces, about 2-3 inches.

    Coat the leaves with oil and seasoning

  3. Place the leaves in a large plastic bag or medium sized bowl and add the olive oil and seasoning.
  4. Mix well making sure all the leaves are coated with the oil.
  5. Line 2 baking sheets with non stick foil or parchment paper.

    Bake in a single layer

  6. Place the kale in a single layer on the sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes and then rotate the pans 180 degrees and top to bottom and bottom to top if baking on 2 racks. Bake another 5 minutes or until crunchy.
  8. Remove from the oven and enjoy.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 46, Cal. from Fat: 31, Total Fat: 3.5g, Sat. Fat: .5g, Carbs: 3.5g, Fiber: .5g, Sugars: 0g, Protein: 0g, Sodium: 14.5mg, Chol: 0mg


The kale chips are best eaten right away but can be stored up to 24 hours in a paper bag. This seasoning is just one of the many ways to make your kale chips. You can also try Asian style with 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp ginger. Another option would be 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp corriander, 1/4 tsp sweet paprika and a pinch of red pepper flakes. The varieties are endless, just use your imagination and your tastebuds.

Kale chips are also good on top of a salad or even popcorn.

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  1. Alanna says:

    I love these! I make them all the time! I use the curly kale, though.

    • Kristy says:

      They’re great aren’t they? The first time I made them I was so surprised at how crispy they were. I just didn’t expect it but it was a pleasant surprise.~Kristy


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