These crispy homemade chips are packed with flavour and nutrients. It’s amazing that just by drying kale, a delicious leafy green, you end up with such a tasty and simply crafted snack.

These crispy homemade chips are packed with flavour and nutrients. It’s amazing that just by drying kale, a delicious leafy green, you end up with such a tasty and simply crafted snack.

Ingredients

Serves 2 kids or 1 adult

  • 3 stalks of kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 175 C / 350 F.
  2. Cut the kale leaf away from the stalk.
  3. Chop into chip-sized portions. Remember they will shrink quite a bit in the oven so don’t go too small.
  4. Toss with olive oil and salt and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in oven for 12 – 15 minutes, shuffling them around as needed so they do not burn.
  6. Make sure they are crispy when you take them out. If some are still floppy, take out the crispy pieces and bake the others for another minute or so.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

Tips

  • There will be variations in colour. Some pieces might be dark green and others may be a little brown. This is no problem.
  • To make them zesty, add a tbsp of lemon with the olive oil and salt.
  • To make them spicy for adults, add a pinch or two of chilli flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • They are best eaten on the day they are prepared. Once they cool down, store them in an airtight container.

Nutritional Content

Nutritional information per 100g adult serve:

 Energy 460 kJ
111.69 cal
 Protein  1.70 g
 Total fat  10.10 g
 Saturated fat  1.60 g
 Carbohydrates  2.30 g
 Total sugars  2.30 g
 Fibre  2.30 g
 Sodium  404.68 mg
 Cholesterol  0 mg
 Potassium  340.98 mg
 Calcium  39.34 mg
 Iron  0.60 mg
 Zinc  0.30 mg

 

More Information

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