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Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Kale chips are a firm favorite in our household. They are so quick and easy to make and the health benefits are incredible! Kale is an antioxidant powerhouse, helping to boost your overall immunity and health. Getting kids (or anyone) to eat kale is a definite win in my books!

Ingredients: 1 bunch kale

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp lemon juice

1/3 tsp salt

Method: Cover your baking tray with a nonstick mat or baking paper. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Wash the kale and make sure to dry it thoroughly.

Tear the kale off the stalks and then into chip size pieces. Place the kale leaves in a bowl.

Pour the coconut oil, lemon juice and salt over the kale leaves and mix around with your hands, so that all of the leaves are covered with the oil, lemon juice and salt.

Lay the leaves onto your prepared baking tray, making sure that they are in a single layer. (If the leaves are on top of one another, they won’t get lovely and crispy).

Bake in the oven for 8 -10 minutes. I always check on them after 8 minutes and then usually let them bake for another minute. make sure to keep an eye on them after 8 minutes as they can burn very quickly.

Let them cool for a minute or so and then you can eat them straight from the pan. Tip:

After washing the kale, I like to lay them on a dish towel and cover them with another. Then pat them dry. This will ensure that they are extra crispy.

I usually do this recipe in 2 batches so that I can lay the kale out in a thin layer, rather than baking it all at once, which would lead to soggy, unevenly cooked chips.

Kids Corner:

Your kiddies can help to tear the kale off the stalks. This is excellent for their fine motor coordination. My kids love patting the leaves dry between 2 dish towels.

If you don’t want your hands to get messy, then let them do the mixing with their hands. They will love it!

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