Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Big Bag of Kale

I got home from work at about 9:40pm tonight didn't feel like making dinner.  Matt wasn't really hungry so I decided to just make a big batch of Kale chips.  I've posted before on how much I love this vegetable since I discovered it. If you have not tried the awesomeness of Kale chips, they are super easy to make and surprisingly quite filling.

One big bunch of Kale
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Any other seasoning of choice, I use garlic powder

Preheat oven to 150-200 degrees C (depending on how powerful your oven is). Wash and dry Kale.  The drying part is important because you want the Kale to be crispy; if it's wet then it just goes soggy in the oven.  Remove the firm stem of the Kale leaf and feed it to your greedy, begging rabbit:
Exhibit A
Rip the Kale leaves into bite size pieces and arrange on a non stick oven tray.  Spray the leaves lightly with oil (I used olive oil) then season with salt, pepper and any other seasoning you wish.  Place in oven for about 5-10 minutes.  They should be light and crispy and some pieces will be slightly burned.

Enjoy the awesomeness of Kale chips!  They're just so light, crispy and tasty at the same time.  They also feel very fibrous and filling.

Anyone else here like Kale chips?  Anyone think they're nothing special?

I think for me a lot of it is the novelty of a leafy green mimicking an unhealthy snack, but tasting good and being good for you.


  1. Your rabbit is so cute! What an adorable photo. I'll have to try those kale chips. I never know what to do with it and this sounds good!


  2. I love kale chips, but I usually make them in the dehydrator. Too bad we don't have a bunny, as I go through lots of kale and throw away a lot of stalks.

  3. Michelle, what's it like making them in the dehydrator? Have you had them in the oven also to compare?