Cinnamon and Sugar Kale Chips

This kale chips recipe is the a sweet recipe that makes a great after dinner dessert that is low in calories and provides a lot of nutrients.  Try swapping the sugar in this recipe for stevia or a sugar/stevia blend!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale (kale with curly leaves works best, about 6-8 stalks)
  • 1 TBSP of olive oil
  • 2 tsps of sugar or stevia
  • a tsp of cinnamon (you can also use a spice blend such as apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice)

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Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (aluminum foil is an option if you do not have parchment paper).
  3. Wash the kale and ensure it is dry before continuing.  You can pat the kale with paper towels or put the kale into a salad spinner.  The salad spinner may be easier to use after completing the next step.
  4. Tear the kale leaves into bite sized pieces.  You do not want to use the stalks so tear the leaves away from the center stalks.
  5. Put the kale into a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil.  Sprinkle half of the sugar (1 tsp) over the kale and mix it in well.
  6. Pour the kale out onto the cookie sheet.  Sprinkle the rest of the sugar and the cinnamon over the top of the kale.
  7. Bake in the oven until the edges start to brown but be sure not to let it burn.  Depending upon your oven this usually takes 8-15 minutes.

Once made eat the kale chips within a few hours.  If you try to store the kale chips they tend to get soggy so don’t make large batches. Enjoy the amazing recipes while they are fresh.

If you are trying to watch your calories and weight as I am you may try to stay away from sweets altogether but I think it is good to indulge occasionally in something sweet that has some nutritional value such as these kale chips.  There are 16 calories in each tsp of sugar so this recipe won’t add many calories to your daily intake.

19. July 2012 by admin
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Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips Recipe

This is a twist on the classic combo of salt and vinegar you often see in potato chips but much healthier and easy to make with this kale chips recipe.

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale (kale with curly leaves works best, about 6-8 stalks)
  • 1 TBSP of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of seasalt or seasoned salt (this makes it pretty salty so if you are unsure how salty you would like it start with 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp of vinegar (you can experiment with apple cider vinegar, white vinegar or balsamic vinegar, they will give a slightly different taste)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (aluminum foil is an option if you do not have parchment paper).
  3. Wash the kale and ensure it is dry before continuing.  You can pat the kale with paper towels or put the kale into a salad spinner.  The salad spinner may be easier to use after completing the next step.
  4. Tear the kale leaves into bite sized pieces.  You do not want to use the stalks so tear the leaves away from the center stalks.
  5. Put the kale into a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, vinegar and salt.  Stir around very well to ensure it is equally coated.
  6. Pour the kale out onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven until the edges start to brown but be sure not to let it burn.  Depending upon your oven this usually takes 8-15 minutes.  Because of the extra moisture from the vinegar these may take a bit longer to cook.

Once made eat the kale chips within a few hours.  If you try to store the kale chips they tend to get soggy so don’t make large batches.  Stay tuned for more kale chips recipes!

16. July 2012 by admin
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Chili Sauce Kale Chips Recipe

Here is a fun and spicy kale chips recipe that adds an interesting flavor to the kale.  These would go great as an appetizer or as a snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale (kale with curly leaves works best, about 6-8 stalks)
  • 1 TBSP of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of Sriracha Chili Sauce (if you like really spicy food you can add 2 tsp)
  • a sprinkling of seasalt or seasoned salt
*Sriracha Chili Sauce can be found within the Asian foods section of most grocery stores.
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Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (aluminum foil is an option if you do not have parchment paper).
  3. Wash the kale and ensure it is dry before continuing.  You can pat the kale with paper towels or put the kale into a salad spinner.  The salad spinner may be easier to use after completing the next step.
  4. Tear the kale leaves into bite sized pieces.  You do not want to use the stalks so tear the leaves away from the center stalks.
  5. Put the kale into a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil and and sriracha sauce.  Stir around very well to ensure it is equally coated.
  6. Pour the kale out onto the cookie sheet.  Sprinkle salt generously on the top of the kale.
  7. Bake in the oven until the edges start to brown but be sure not to let it burn.  Depending upon your oven this usually takes 8-15 minutes.  These may take a minute or so longer because of the extra moisture in the sriracha sauce.

Once made eat the kale chips within a few hours.  If you try to store the kale chips they tend to get soggy so don’t make large batches.

 

As a bonus spicy food like the chili peppers in the Sriracha sauce have been known to help with weight loss.  Studies have shown that a spicy meal can provide a temporary rise in metabolism of about 8% greater than a person’s typical metabolic rate.  This temporary boost in metabolic rate may help to suppress your desire to eat. So before your next meal enjoy this newest addition to the Kale Chips Recipes lineup!

15. July 2012 by admin
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Basic Kale Chips Recipe

Kale chips are all the rage because they are a good alternative to high calorie potato chips, are quick and easy to make at home and are very inexpensive.  Everyone loves these kale chips recipes, including kids!

Preparing Kale Chips

Here is the basic kale chips recipe:

 Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale (kale with curly leaves works best)
  • 1 TBSP of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of seasalt or seasoned salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (aluminum foil is an option if you do not have parchment paper).
  3. Wash the kale and ensure it is dry before continuing.  You can pat the kale with paper towels or put the kale into a salad spinner.  The salad spinner may be easier to use after completing the next step.
  4. Tear the kale leaves into bite sized pieces.  You do not want to use the stalks so tear the leaves away from the center stalks.
  5. Put the kale into a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil and salt.  Stir around very well to ensure it is equally coated.
  6. Pour the kale out onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven until the edges start to brown but be sure not to let it burn.  Depending upon your oven this usually takes 8-15 minutes.

Once made eat the kale chips within a few hours.  If you try to store the kale chips they tend to get soggy so don’t make large batches.  In another post I will detail how to make these in a dehydrator which helps retain more of the nutrition in the kale.  Stay tuned for more kale chips recipes!

Here are some additional kale chips recipes you may enjoy:

14. July 2012 by admin
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Top 7 Benefits of Kale and Kale Chips

This site’s goal is to provide a variety of quality kale chips recipes.  Because of the large number of health benefits kale and kale chips has been hailed as one of the best superfoods.  Kale has been recognized for its exceptional nutrient content, numerous health benefits and fantastic flavor.  There are many different benefits to eating kale and making kale chips.  Here are 7 of the top benefits.

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1. Kale is very low in calories, high in fiber and has zero fat!  These things make kale the perfect food for dieters or those looking to lose a few pounds.  One cup of kale contains a measly36 calories  and a whopping 5 grams of fiber.

2.  Kale is high in antioxidants which can reduce the risk of cancer.  Kale is a great source of carotenoids and flavonoids, two antioxidants that help fight against free radicals which are molecules responsible for aging and tissue damage.  These two antioxidants are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits.

3.  Kale is a great source of the powerhouse nutrients Vitamins A, C and K.   One cup of kale provides 192% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin A, 88% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 1327% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin K.

4.  Kale helps lower cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.  The high fiber content of kale binds bile acids which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

5.  Kale is an inexpensive way to get your daily recommended servings of veggies.  One cup of kale provides a serving of vegetables.  The USDA says that the average price for a cup of kale is .60.  This amount of kale will make a good portion of kale chips.

6.  There are many different ways to prepare kale and kale chips.  Kale can be consumed raw in a salad or cooked and served as a side dish.  Searching our site will give you a lot of different recipes for kale chips which are a quick and easy way to eat kale.

7.   Growing kale in a garden is really easy.  Kale is very cold hardy and resilient.  You can start growing kale in early spring and grow it until the summer weather gets too hot and you can grow a second crop in the fall.  It only takes 2 months from planting seeds to harvest and each plant will provide a bounty of kale.

14. July 2012 by admin
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