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Recipes - Kale Chips


3 cups of kale (about 10 large leaves)
2 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Wash kale and spin dry in a salad spinner
  3. Remove kale leaves from center stalk and tear into bite- sized leaves
  4. Spread kale leaves out on baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil
  6. Sprinkle with salt (optional)
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until kale is crispy with edges slightly browned.
  8. Enjoy a scrumptious taste sensation!

Variations: Kids love to try different seasonings such as parmesan cheese or different herb. Variations can be used in a taste test to choose most popular seasoning.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving(s) (53g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 45

Calories from Fat 23

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2.6g


Saturated Fat 0.4g


Trans Fat 0.0g


Cholesterol 0.0mg


Sodium 21.7.0mg


Total Carbohydrate 5.0g


Dietary Fiber 1.0g


Sugars 1.1g


Protein 1.7g

Vitamin A 155%

Calcium 7%

Vitamin C 101%

Iron 5%

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Cooperative Extension: Food & Health
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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