High Octane Kale Chips

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If you look at any list of foods ordered by its nutrient density, you will always see

Kale topping the list. With its incredibly high amount of vitamins K, A, and C, and over 45 different flavonoids,  Kale is a must eat food for kids today.

Research is showing the health benefits of including Kale in your diet include:

  • Antioxidant properties
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Anti-Cancer qualities

A great way to introduce your kids to the flavor of Kale, is to make Kale chips.  In Dr. Josh Axe’s cookbook, he had an easy recipe.

Homemade Organic Green Kale Chips

the recipe for kale chips

  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 2 TBL grapeseed oil
  • 1 TBL lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop kale into 1/2 inch pieces.  Place all ingredients in a large bowl and massage the oil, lemon juice, and sea salt into the kale using your hands.  Place on parchment lined baking sheets for 12 minutes.

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So, my kids are a little skeptical.  Your kids however, are most likely more open minded about the idea of kale chips, so give them a try!

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This is a must for K week Amy!! 🙂 We eat Kale Chips almost daily at my house. We usually just use E.V.O.O and Sea Salt. I will have to try it with Lemon Juice!
Also, I cook mine at 425 for only 5 minutes. Anytime you cook any of these amazing foods longer then 10 minutes you will diminish the anti-cancer components drastically…I have found that 5 minutes is perfect!! 🙂 Just a little tip from my house to yours!! XOXO

We love kale chips too! I probably cook mine too long but they are always crunchy. I will try the shorter time. My girls love the PBS show “Dinosaur Train” and how some dinos eat plants and leaves so they think it is fun to be a herbivore and eat “leaves”, like kale chips and spinach!

this recipe calls for grape seed oil. what is that and where do you get it? can you make your own out of grapes? is it very expensive? let me know as I recently got some fresh kale and was looking forward to making some kale chips. I thought you had to make them in the dehydrator but I see here, you can do them in the oven as well.
Looking forward to your reply.
Mary Lord

I wrote that recipe the way Dr. Ax wrote it in his book, but I’ve never bought grape seed oil in my life.. Like you, I don’t know where you would get it. We just used olive oil, and it turned out just fine!
Good luck!
Amy

Most stores carry grapeseed oil. It is recommended for cooking at a high temperature due to it’s higher smoke point and mild flavor. 12 minutes was too long for my batch so next time I’ll know to pull them out sooner. But my 2.5 year old devoured them!

Done these a thousand times.. High temp and 5 min is all they need. Grape seed oil can be found in most grocery stores now a days. It can take higher temp than Olive oil when trying to crisp anything.. So if you can find it, this recipe will turn out even better.