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Kale Chips – An Alternative to Store Bought Potato Chips
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Kale Chips – An Alternative to Store Bought Potato Chips

Kale chips are crisp like potato chips and can be flavored with a variety of rubs. Some suggestions are barbecue rubs, salt, dill or perhaps apple cider vinegar. You may even find a rub that the children will approve. Kale chips are a great idea for school lunches. Apple chips and banana chips are also a great alternative to store bought potato chips. If you do not have a dehydrator, the kale chips can be baked at a low temp in an oven for approximately 10 hours.


    • Kale
    • Olive Oil
    • Choice of rub


    1. Remove the kale leaves from the stalk and dispose of the stalks.
    2. Wash kale leaves and shake well to remove excess water.
    3. Place kale leaves on one end of a towel. Fold the other end back over the kale leaves to soak up additional water.
    4. Place kale leaves in a large mixing bowl.
    5. Sprinkle with olive oil.
    6. Rub salt, barbecue rub, dill or apple cider vinegar onto kale leaves as desired.
    7. Place in food dehydrator for 8 hours at 115 degrees.
    8. If no food dehydrator is available, place leaves on a baking sheet in oven at low setting for approximately 10 hours.
    9. Allow to cool and serve alone, with dip or place in food storage bags for later consumption.

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  1. pftsusan
    Good snack. Voted.
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Susan for the vote and comment!
  2. Akanksha
    I am not too sure about what Kale is, but finding alternatives to potato chips is definitely a great idea. Vote#4
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment Akanksha! I realize some produce is not readily available in all countries.
  3. Teresa
    Very interesting indeed. Just voted.
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Teresa for the vote and comment!
  4. Teresa
    You're welcome my friend.
  5. dianabart
    Yummy post Carolyn. I love Kale Chips; however, they still cause me to bloat and break out. Word of wisdom, snacks are still that, a snack.. and still in the junk food area. Always eat in moderation. (I needed that reminder. ;) voted and tweeted!
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the reminder Diana and the vote!
  6. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    I love kale chips! Voted :)
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Virtually Homemade for the vote and comment!
  7. evalovesbend
    Looks delicious. Seems like a great afternoon snack. Voted! Check out my post the art of popsicles and vote if you like it.
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment Evalovesbend!
  8. Roopam
    Wow! I've been thinking of trying kale chips. Thanks for the recipe. #10
  9. Veganara
    I have been hearing all about kale chips lately - they seem to be the "in" snack for vegans at present, don't they? I would love to try them, so thanks for sharing this recipe. Out of votes for now, but will come back and vote tomorrow.


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