A few days ago, I was scrolling through my favorite aisle in the grocery store, i.e., the snack aisle. As I picked my usual potato chips, I saw another packet of kale chips next to it. Since I’m trying to switch to a healthier lifestyle, I picked up one pack and decided to try it out. I kid you not; those chips tasted exactly like potato chips (if not better). So let’s try and make the kale chips recipe food network at home!
Kale Chips Recipe by Food Network
- 1 lbs kale
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°F, after placing the rack in the middle of the oven
- Add the oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne to a large bowl and whisk until blended
- Wash, de-stem, and chop the kale into 1-inch pieces. Add it into the bowl and toss to coat
- Spread the kale pieces onto a large baking sheet in a single layer
- Bake until crispy, 16 to 20 minutes, turning once during cooking
- Take the dish out of the oven and enjoy!
Initially, I binged on store-bought kale chips for months, until I came across this super easy recipe of kale chips, posted by Trisha Yearwood on Food Network. I decided to share it with you guys so you all can try it too!
Kale chip recipe food network are crunchy and have an addictive flavor. The best part? They have few calories and are a great source of several essential nutrients.
Benefits of Eating Kale Chips
Substituting other high-calorie snacks – such as potato chips and donuts – with kale can help in weight management.
One cup of chopped kale contains 34 calories only, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil contains 119 calories, making a total of 153 calories in a homemade batch (using the recipe above). Several unhealthy snacks, including fries, donuts, and cookies, contain double (or 3x more) calories in a single serving.
Kale is one of the best tools for supporting eyesight. It’s one of the best sources of vitamin A that helps protect the surface of the eye.
Besides this, kale is also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that are highly concentrated in the retina of the eye. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that kale is a nutritional powerhouse that supports eye health.
Source of Nutrients
Apart from the nutrients that support eye health, kale chips also contain other important nutrients that your body needs on a regular basis. This includes vitamin C that supports immune function and vitamin K that prevents blood clotting.
If you use olive oil for making the chips, then you’ll also consume a small amount of vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties.
Other Veggie Chip Recipes to Try
Craving for a tasty snack to enjoy in the evening? You have to try these brussel sprout chips. I know it sounds a bit odd, but these crispy leaves deliver an awesome crunch with flavor.
Salt and vinegar zucchini chips
Want to replace your favorite Lays Yogurt and Herb chips with something healthier? Try these zucchini chips with a zingy flavor and much fewer calories than a packet of Lays.
Chili-spiced sweet potato
Can’t let go of the sweet, old potato? We’ve all been there, and it’s okay to indulge every once in a while. Try chili-spiced sweet potato chips that have the right amount of flavor and crispiness!
Okay, I know what you’re thinking – has this person gone crazy? Who would eat eggplant chips? I used to think the same way until I tried them myself. And I think they make an excellent snack!
Have you tried any of these or want me to share the recipe for them? Let me know in the comments below!
Tips for Making Kale More Flavorful
The major reason people dislike kale is that it tastes bitter. But I’ve got a tip to make it go away!
To reduce the bitterness of kale, always marinade kale for 24-36 hours in salt and olive oil after cutting the stem.
If you plan to use raw kale in salads, cut it into fine thin strips instead of big chunks to make it appealing and taste better.