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Citizen Kale Chips: The Secret to Getting Kids (and you) to Eat Green Stuff

9 Jun

By Molly Norton

Kale Chip Photo for Blog

Kale chips on a vintage tray with a rose on it, you guys.
Tastier than they might appear.


The secret to getting your kids (and other members of your family) to fulfill their daily intake of veggies? Kale chips. Super-easy, tasty, nutritious and more addictive than a can of Pringles or a box of popcorn. Kale is a super anti-oxidant. And kids beg for these chips like they beg for puppies.

Here’s a great recipe. The best chips are made with red kale – especially red kale from the Hillsdale Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon. The apple cider adds a nice sweet tang. Fresh garlic adds a nutty punch (Pow!)


1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 bunches of kale (if we can’t get red kale from a local farmers’ market, we get a pre-cut bag). Dry using towels or salad spinner.


Chop kale into 2-3 inch pieces and remove fibrous “spine” using scissors (you can later use these for your stock pot).

Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl and then toss with kale.

Spread on baking sheet covered in foil or parchment and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes – tossing kale periodically and spreading out to create a single layer. Convection heating works extremely well if your stove has the ability, but they cook well in any type of stove.

Remove crisped chips. Continue to bake non-crisp chips in 5 minute increments until crispy, watching closely so as not to burn.

Next time, double recipe.