Are any of you huge snackers like me? I find myself reaching for a snack several times through out the day. Most snacks that I crave and that are quick and easy to grab are not healthy. In order to try to make a healthier choice when I get that urge for a snack, I try to have several healthy options prepared so that I don’t reach for those unhealthy snacks. One of the snacks that I try to keep on hand is these delicious garlic pepper kale chips. They are not only super easy to make but they are a healthy snack alternative that is also delicious. (Find another healthy snack option here)
These kale chips are so easy to make and only require 3 ingredients. You will only need one bunch of kale leaves, olive oil, and your seasoning of choice ( I used a garlic pepper seasoning). Start by preheating the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Next you will want to wash your kale leaves and make sure to dry them as completely as you can. Leaving the kale wet will leave your kale chips soggy instead of allowing them to crisp up.
Once you have thoroughly dried the kale leaves, rip the leaves in the size of a chip, making sure to remove the thick stems. When tearing the kale, keep in mind that they kale will shrink in size when cooking. Next you will want to lay the kale pieces on an unlined baking sheet. Using 2-3 tsp of olive oil, lightly coat the kale pieces. It may not seem like much olive oil but using too much will cause the kale to become soggy. I used a basting brush to coat the kale with olive oil to prevent from using too much. After lightly coating the kale in olive oil, sprinkle your seasoning of choice over the kale. I used one of my favorite seasonings, garlic pepper. I use it on everything.
Now put the baking sheet in the preheated oven. Allow the kale to cook for 10 minutes and then flip the pieces of kale over so that the other side gets crisped as well. Allow the kale chips to cook for another 10-15 minutes. After removing from the oven, let the kale chips sit for 3-5 minutes to crisp up further. Now you get to enjoy your kale chips! You can create so many different variations of kale chips by simply changing the seasoning you use. My favorite flavor that I have made is the garlic pepper kale chips I describe here but I have also tried a sea salt version as well. If you give kale chips a try, I would love to hear what seasonings you use.
- 1 Bunch of kale
- 2-3 tsps. of olive oil
- garlic pepper seasoning to taste
- Preheat the oven to 300 degress Fahrenheit
- Thoroughly wash and dry the kale.
- Rip the leaves in the size of a chip, making sure to remove the thick stems. (When tearing the kale, keep in mind that they kale will shrink in size when cooking.)
- Next lay the kale pieces on an unlined baking sheet.
- Using 2-3 tsp of olive oil, lightly coat the kale pieces.
- After lightly coating the kale in olive oil, sprinkle your seasoning of choice over the kale. I used one of my favorite seasonings, garlic pepper. .