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Kale chips: The tasty snack packed with vitamins and minerals

Eat instead of classic fries
Eat instead of classic fries
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22 June 2024 20:12

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional snacks? I have the perfect suggestion for you! Try kale chips — a crunchy, flavourful snack rich in vitamins and minerals. This simple recipe will allow you to quickly create a healthy version of your favourite crisps or chips.

Although kale is mainly associated with medieval cuisine, it is making a comeback and appearing on our tables more frequently. No wonder! This vegetable has extraordinary nutritional properties, being rich in vitamins A, C, and K, fibre, and minerals. Importantly, kale retains its nutritional value even during heat treatment, making it perfect for making chips.

Crunchy kale chips - how to make them?

Making kale chips is extremely simple and quick. All you need are a few ingredients and patience to create a healthy and delicious snack you're sure to love.


  • 300-400 grams of fresh kale,
  • 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil (e.g., rapeseed, sunflower),
  • ½ teaspoon of salt,
  • optional: sweet, smoked, or hot paprika powder.


  1. Thoroughly wash the kale and dry it with paper towels. Remove thick stems and tear the leaves into about 2.5 cm long smaller pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the kale leaves with oil, salt, and chosen spices.
  3. Spread the kale leaves in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 150°C for 3-5 minutes until the chips are crispy but not burnt.
  5. Take the ready chips out of the oven and let them cool.

Additional Tips:

  • Before baking, you can drizzle the kale with lemon juice to add extra flavour.
  • You can add other spices, such as granulated garlic, oregano, chilli powder, etc.
  • You can store ready kale chips in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Kale chips - a healthy and delicious snack for every occasion

Crunchy kale chips are the ideal suggestion for a healthy and light snack. You can enjoy them while watching a film, take them with you on a trip, or add them to a salad or sandwich. It's also a great way to sneak vegetables into your children's diet.

Kale chips are a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional crisps and a rich source of vitamins and minerals. By choosing this snack, you can be sure you are providing your body with valuable nutrients without guilt.

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