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When Life Gives You Greens…

Bet you can't eat just one of these crispy baked kale chips!


Photo: Julie Weisenhorn (Flickr)

'Tis the season for leafy-green kale!

I scored some awesome greens at the farmers market — including kale fronds as big as your head! While some of it got sauteed with orzo, most went towards a batch of very-easy-to-make baked kale chips.

My favorite way to eat this tasty snack is with sea salt or red pepper flakes, but paprika, garlic, lemon juice, garam masala and parmesan cheese are alternatives well worth exploring!

Baked Kale Chips


  • 1 head kale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees F.
  2. Remove ribs from the kale and cut the leafy leftovers into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. Lay pieces on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil and salt.
  4. Bake until crisp, turning leaves over halfway through (about 7-10 minutes)

Sara Conrad

Sara is an eternal student. Currently studying Tibetan Culture at Indiana University, she loves to cook with fresh, organic, vegetarian ingredients – but also has never turned down fake mashed potatoes in a buffet line.

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