Yes, Kale can be surprisingly delicious. Follow this recipe for easy to make, low-carb Kale chips! They're a great substitute for your favorite snack chip.
Oven-baked Kale Chips? Wait?!?! Isn’t kale just like lettuce?
Kale does seem to be all the rage lately. References to it being a “super-food” are popping up everywhere. Despite its reputation as a health food, Kale is surprisingly delicious when prepared the right way.
It has virtually no fat, yet crisps up perfectly in the oven. Kale makes a great substitute when you need a little crunchy snack time in your life!
In this recipe you’ll learn how to prepare kale as a low-carb swap or alternative to your favorite salty snack chips. You might even want to pair this snack with our low-carb yogurt dip recipe. Enjoy.
Oven-Baked Kale Chips
- 4 oz fresh Kale
- 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder optional
- Parchment paper
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees or try it in an air fryer at 390 degrees.
- Wash and dry Kale, then cut out and discard center stems.
- Place ½ of Kale in the center of a paper towel and fold over to dry
- the Kale and to help flatten the Kale to make chips.
- Repeat with the other half.
- Cut the Kale into small pieces (2 inch diameter) to make about 40-45 chips.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper and place Kale on a single layer. Note: You won't need the parchment paper if you use an air fryer.
- Using a pastry brush, dab a small amount of olive oil on each piece, then sprinkle with salt (and garlic powder).
- Bake 20 min until crisp but not brown.
Did you have good luck with the oven-baked kale? Try throwing jicama, radishes, rutabaga or thinly sliced carrots in your oven or air-fryer. Or even mix and match veggies for an extreme crunchy snack!