Crunchy, easy kale chips make an awesome afternoon snack.

Let kids help with the simple steps in bold!


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • seasoning of your choice
  • salt to taste


Step 1: Preheat oven to 400º and rinse and dry kale thoroughly (drier kale =crunchier chips). Step 2: Remove leaves from stems and tear into pieces a little larger than a typical potato chip (they will shrink during cooking.)

Step 3: Toss kale in a bowl with olive oil and massage until it is lightly coated.

Step 4: Place leaves on a baking sheet in a single layer (no overlapping!)

Step 5: Sprinkle them with salt and your favorite spices (ideas: garlic powder, lemon pepper, taco seasoning, Cajun seasoning).

Step 6: Cook for 4–8 minutes, checking frequently, until leaves are crisp.