Do you love potato chips? I know, this crispy taste and flavour we cannot resist. But, it’s also full of heavily processed starch, processed salt, preservatives, fat turned into trans-fat and other nasty chemicals… 🙁 What about a delicious alternative that makes your taste buds dance and your body appreciate the nutrients? 🙂
Portions: 2 Preparation time: 10 min
- 100 g kale (half pack)
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil/olive oil/goose fat
- Himalayan salt
- black pepper
- 1 garlic clove (optional)
- chilli flakes (optional)
- Wash and dry the kale. Tip: If you do not use organic kale you can get rid of pesticides by soaking it in the water with sodium bicarbonate for 15 min (1 liter water and 2.5 teaspoons of sodium bicarbonate).*
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Add two tablespoons of oil on the tray (if solid, place the tray for a few seconds to the oven).
- Place kale on the tray, add salt and black pepper. If you like stronger flavour add a finely chopped garlic and/or chilli flakes. Mix well all together using hands to distribute the oil and seasonings evenly.
- Bake for 8 to 10 min or until the kale is crispy but not burnt.
*Yang T. Effectiveness of Commercial and Homemade Washing Agents in Removing Pesticide Residues on and in Apples. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (44), pp 9744–975.
You will get the best taste by eating the chips warm. Serve on its own as a lovely snack or on a side with your meal.
Calories and nutrient content per 2 portions of kale chips (100 g) / in standard potato chips (100 g)
- 283 kcal calories / 536 kcal
- 9 g carbohydrate / 53 g
- 4 g protein / 8 g
- 15 g fat/ 35 g
- 2 g fibre / 5 g
Kale is rich in vitamins and minerals (100 g portion)
- 200% of daily vitamin C
- 199% of daily vitamin A
- 15% of daily B6
- 11% of daily magnesium
- 8% of daily iron