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Kale Chips

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Cue the “super food” spiel…..


it’ll give popeye a run for his spinach

kale salad
kale smoothie
kale everything

Not quite. It’s been around the block, if you go for google you’ll find multiple references to it existing as a staple grown before cabbage made a name for itself – for some countries.

We don’t adhere to the food trend craze – in fact it was interesting to read an article talking about how kale would drop off the trendy zone and cauliflower would enter. I don’t entirely agree but I can say I’ve been seeing a lot of ways with cauliflower. That doesn’t mean kale’s been shoved out the back door – there’s still plenty of trend left in the leafy green we know.

I keep a bunch in the fridge for snacking… I have this strange, horrible habit that essentially shoots me in the foot every time – when I want a snack or something to munch on, there’s never anything. I simply don’t keep “snacks” or “munchies” on hand. Everything in our household requires preparation or at least some time in the kitchen, so whenever someone wants to munch (namely me)…. it works well though. Nothing processed lie behind the cupboard doors. Better than popping corn, this morsel has made it’s way into our weekly shop. It’s cheaper than corn kernels too.

Taking only 15 minutes in total, the end result is something that has a smoky flavour (from browned edges), a bit of tang (lemon), saltiness but a lightness that doesn’t make you feel guilty.

Movie night & kale? Yes please.


1 bunch kale
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 small lemon


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius before starting.
Line an oven tray with baking sheet.
Halve the bunch of kale and use a sharp knife to cut the leaves off the stems. Repeat with the other halve so you get as many leaves as possible.
Roughly shred if the leaves are quite large.
Toss in the olive oil, salt and pepper and then scatter on the baking tray.
Bake for 10-15 minutes maximum, until crisp, lightly charred on some edges.
Remove from the oven, squirt with fresh lemon juice and toss together in a serving bowl.