Baked Kale Chips

Baked kale chips are a great way to get that crunchy mouthfeel with heaps of B6, C, A, K, folate, copper and manganese (which you’re not going to get from a potato chip).  

Rather than starch from potato or corn mixed with omega 6 seed oils, these “chips” use kale, fat from olive or coconut oil and flavour from curry powder and salt, to provide a much healthier alternative.  


One serve provides 160 calories, 3 g protein, 15 g fat, 0.3 g net carbs and P:E = 0.2.


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  • 100 g (5 cups) curly kale, after big stalks removed, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder (optional)
  • Sprinkle of sea salt


  • Preheat an oven to 180°C/360°F (bake). 
  • Line oven tray with baking paper. 
  • With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite-sized pieces. 
  • Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner.
  • Drizzle coconut oil or olive oil and sprinkle with curry powder and sea salt.
  • Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

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