Sids Spicy Kale Chips

Since converting to a Paleo lifestyle over 2 years ago, Kale Chips have been my absolute number one go to snack . They taste great and have the added bonus of being extremely nutrient dense. They are a great source of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, calcium and copper.
However for maximum nutritional benefit, there a couple of things to take in to consideration when baking kale Crisps:

1) Always use organic kale! The reason for this is because Kale now belongs to the ‘dirty dozen plus’ list of food. This is a list compiled by the environmental working group of food that are most contaminated by pesticide use.

2) Use the right oils at the right temperature! Avoid all nut and seed oils. They contain very high levels of omega 6 fatty acids which cause inflammation and contribute to illness and disease. Instead use a good coconut oil or a good extra virgin olive oil (the good fats!). When heating oil make sure to keep them below their smoke points. Once oils are heated above their smoke point they become toxic. Extra virgin olive oil has a smoke point of 160 degrees so make sure to not exceed this. I also find that baking kale chips at lower temperatures yields the tastiest kale chips.

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Recipe:

  • Wash and dry kale thoroughly.
  • Remove stems and tear in to large pieces.
  • Spread on a sheet of parchment paper (making sure no overlapping takes place) and drizzle with a high quality extra virgin olive oil (you can also use extra virgin coconut oil).
  • In a separate bowl combine a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic powder, ginger power, chilli flakes, paprika and cumin and sprinkle generously over the kale
  • Bake at 150 degrees for 15 minutes, remove from oven and enjoy!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Love these. Spicy ones look really yummy! 🙂 x

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  2. courtalex95 says:

    I love kale chips! And I’m trying to convert to paleo as well 😊

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  3. Kale chips are a favorite of mine! Still trying to convince my mister. He became a renal patient last spring, and trying to get him to modify his diet has become a fulltime job. 😫

    You have some great looking recipes here!

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    1. I love kale chips. There’s definately an art to perfecting them. Thanks for your kind words. I’ll get a few more recipes up in the next couple of weeks 🙂

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  4. Doni W says:

    WOW nice! We eat kale regularly, should tell mom to fry them! 😀
    Also, thanks so much for the follow!
    Would like to see your posts on my feed! 😀
    Hope you like my blog too, not as awesome as yours tho!

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    1. These aren’t fried. they’re baked. I’m not sure frying them would work in the same way. Thanks for the follow too. Looking forward to seeing your future posts 🙂

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      1. Doni W says:

        OOOPPPPPS sorry! 😛 I guess I was confused because I saw some other post when it was fried (I think) either way, it would taste yummy! 😀

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  5. Julie Yates says:

    Definitely trying these!

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  6. I have never tried these, but I’m feeling more adventurous in 2017. I’ve never eaten kale. Could I do the same thing with collards?

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    1. I’m not to sure about collards. in my opinion I don’t think it would work
      .. but you could try it! if you go for kale go for the big organic curly kale that you get from farmers markets or organic shops. the stuff you get in supermarkets isn’t nearly as good. good luck!

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      1. I’ll take your advice. 🙂

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  7. I’m so pleased you bake yours on low. People don’t realize high heat turns oils rancid. I posted mine with miso on my food blog. Nice job!

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    1. It’s so important. sometimes the line between super healthy and toxic can be super thin!

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