Kale Chips


Kale chips are a quick and delicious way to load your body with great nutrients including beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium. Kale also contains a chemical called indole-3-carbinol (I3C) which may help prevent some forms of cancer.

We usually make this kale chip recipe as a snack food, but recently used it as a side dish along mashed potatoes and grilled halibut (another recipe that we will be posting soon).

The kale we used was from Terra Firma Farm in Winters. We picked it up at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Terra Firma also has a CSA option if you are interested.


  • 1 Kale Bunch
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon (cut in wedges)
  • Salt



Preheat you oven to 350°. Strip the outer kale leaves from their stems then tear them into bite sized pieces. Spread the kale out in a large roasting pan so that it makes an even layer. Next sprinkle the olive oil over the top of the kale. Finish your prep by squeezing the lemon wedges over the kale and seasoning with salt.

Put the roasting pan in the oven and cook for 10 mins. Stir the kale in the roasting dish, then let it cook for another 5-10 mins. Remove the roasting pan from the oven and let them cool. Then enjoy your kale chips!

Lolo’s Dad

Local Ingredients Used

Terra Firma Farm Kale – Winters


10 thoughts on “Kale Chips

    • We like Kale this way, it is not as tasty as a potato chip, but I think you will like them anyway. My wife certainly can’t keep her hands off them. Let us know what you think.

  1. Thanks for the great recipe – definitely going to try it. I love your blog! I very much identify with an adventure with food taken in your local environment. If you ever want to travel I highly recommend a “Food Tour” of the Cape Winelands! Would be happy to take you around – any excuse to get out to the markets and local farms 🙂 Sounds like I will need to visit your part of the world as well!

  2. My friend raves about her kale chips and I never believed her. This is the second recipe I’ve seen online so I am now tempted to give them a try. I am looking forward to giving them a try, what a healthy snack!

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