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Sea Salted Kale Chips

These baked sea salted kale chips are a tasty, addictive, low calorie, melt-in-your-mouth snack that you’re going to love!

Sea Salted Kale Chips

What comes to mind when you think of the words “kale chips”?  If you’ve never experienced kale chips, then words related to “vegan”, “hippie dippie”, and “too-good-to-be-true” probably ring through your head. But if you have tasted these little wonders, well then you know better.  

These things are good.  But they’re definitely not potato chips.  Don’t go thinking you can do a blindfold test and not be able to tell a difference.  There is a difference.  But that’s not to say these aren’t the most tasty, addictive, low calorie, melt-in-your-mouth chips you’ve ever had the honor of tasting.

Sea Salted Kale Chips

Start by washing the kale.  If you read my post from a few days ago, you’ll know I have a temporary studio of sorts set up in my living room, bright white poster boards on which to sit my tasty cookin’s.  Well bright white means I see everything, including the dozens of flea-sized bugs that called this kale home.  Ew.  Wash your kale, and wash it well.  Then dry it well too.

Sea Salted Kale Chips

There are some times when I just don’t understand why you would ever use a knife when you could just use scissors instead.  This is one of those times.  With a clean pair of scissors, remove the spine.  This part is really bitter and you just don’t need that in your life.  Then cut the leaves into 2ish inch pieces.

Sea Salted Kale Chips

In a large bowl, really gently toss the leaves with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  If you’re working with the really curly kind of kale, this may take a little persistence, but persist!  Make sure every piece has a thin coat of oil.  

Sprinkle very lightly with sea salt, toss a tad more, then lay each piece out on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 300 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes.  Time may vary by type of kale, so at 8 minutes, start keeping an eye on them.  They’re done when crispy but not brown.

Sea Salted Kale Chips

I sat down to flip through the photos of these kale escapades, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t finish eating the whole batch before I even finished flipping through the pictures.  My apologies if I just made an addict of you too.

Sea Salted Kale Chips

Sea Salted Kale Chips

These kale chips are a tasty, addictive, low calorie, melt-in-your-mouth snack that you’re going to love!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale chips
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time: 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt


  • Prep: Wash and dry kale. With clean scissors, remove spine and cut leaves into 2 inch pieces.
  • Flavor: Toss leaves with olive oil until each leaf is evenly coated. Sprinkle with a touch of sea salt, then continue to toss.
  • Cook: Lay kale in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, trying to “uncurl” the leaves as much as possible. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes at 300 degrees F. At 8 minutes, begin checking on leaves more often and remove from oven when slightly browned and crispy.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 356mg | Fiber: 4g
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  1. Hi Sarah, I saw this recipe on my Pinterest board “Healthy Snacks”, this is exactly what I was looking for… an easy and delicious recipe to use some of my curly kale from the garden. I’ve always wanted to make kale chips but I can’t help but to always juice my kale. Fortunately I have so much kale in the garden that I can finally try this. Thank you for the inspiration ! xoxo

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Silvia, let me know how you like them! I haven’t actually ever tried juicing. What is juiced kale like? Does it have much of a flavor?

    2. Was just about to head over to my garden to get the kale I need for this recipe, so I will let you know the result. Yes, kale juice is very flavorful but I combine with other ingredients too such as cucumbers, lemon, celery, green apple and others, it depends on what I have in the fridge really. I do have a recipe on my blog if you want to take a look. Juicing is a great way to make sure your body is getting enough nutrients and vitamins, because it’s easier to drink a concentrated juice then eating that same amount of solids. Let me know if you end up trying kale juice as well.

    3. Sarah says:

      Yea I’ll definitely take a look. Thanks for sharing the idea! Kale is certainly full of a ton of nutrients and I’m sure eating an entire bunch would be quite the task. 🙂

  2. N.P. Xanadu says:

    I noticed a whopping 720mg of cholesterol noted on the bottom of the above recipe for, of all things – roasted kale chips?! Isn’t cholesterol from animal products, and so I cannot figure out how this could be, unless maybe you changed out bacon grease for olive oil but then, what’s the point of that?

    Also, as for the Coca-Cola advertisements inserted in this genre of natural clean eating food publication…again, WHAT’S THE POINT OF THAT???

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey there, thanks for pointing that out. There are definitely NOT 720mg of cholesterol in this recipe, in fact there are 0mg. I’ve updated the nutrition info to reflect this, thanks for the catch!

      As for the Coca-Cola advertisement, unfortunately I cannot control which specific ads show on the site, as they are based on individual readers, times, and locations (though the ads are always family-friendly). If you ever catch an ad on this site that offends you, please feel free to click “Report this ad” to have it removed.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂