I am so predictable.
This big beautiful bowl of kale is how I kick off my Saturday afternoon. By mid afternoon all of my errands have been run, the house is clean, laundry is well on its way. I have made a couple dishes for the blog, and am ready to kick back for a bit. Kale chips happen to be my afternoon snack of choice. Now, if you haven’t tried kale chips yet you should try them! They are crunchy and full of flavor, it is a completely guilt free snack!
There is really no wrong way to make kale chips, it is pretty simple. Just tear kale leaves making sure you get rid of the tough stems, spray or toss the leaves in oil and spices, bake until crispy. Pretty simple, right? I have tried a lot of variations, but this is my favorite. A little italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and of course a sprinkle of parmesan.
I prefer to buy a bunch of fresh kale, instead of the bag of already chopped kale they sell at most groceries. The bag of chopped kale has the tough stems mixed in and is usually cut so small your kale chips end up being teeny tiny because they shrink so much when they cook.
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 4 cups (about 4 big handfuls) loosely torn kale, stems removed
- Spray oil (I used spray olive oil)
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1.8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray, place kale leaves in a single layer, spray with cooking spray.
- Mix spices in a small bowl, sprinkle evenly on kale.
- Bake 10 minutes on the top rack in your oven.
- Sprinkle with parmesan, enjoy!