14 May 2013

Kale Crisps

Okay, I know they're nothing new but be nice to me - I've only just discovered them!

You will find that most of the recipes I post on here are reasonably quick and simple. I bake for a living so I like the rest of the food in my life to be either a) served up on a plate in front of me, preferably in a nice restaurant, or b) really quick to prepare.

As I mentioned in my Diet & Lifestyle post, I try to be really healthy when I'm eating at home during the week (good 80% of the time, naughty 20%). In the same article, I also touched upon how healthy kale is for you - bloat reducing, low in calories and high in:

Vitamin A, C and K (K can help protect against various cancers)
Powerful antioxidants

It's basically awesome.

You can cook kale in a few different ways but this Kale Crisps recipe is a great way of making kale a nutritious snack for when you get a little peckish outside of meal times. So it doesn't have the aesthetic appeal of a bowl of cheesy Doritos with salsa dip but trust me, these are yummy, good for you and won't expand your waistline either.

I have also included a really quick recipe for low fat guacamole - the crisps go really well with it.

For the crisps, all you will need is:
- A big handful of kale, de-stemmed and chopped into large-ish pieces, washed and dried
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
- Sea salt and ground pepper

Preheat your oven to 170C (150C fan assisted)/350F.

Spread the kale out on some foil on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over some sea salt and grind some pepper. Place in the centre of your oven for about 12-15 minutes until nice and crispy.

And that's it! Stick them in a bowl and chomp!  Best eaten straight away.

For the easy guacamole (serves 1 to 2):
1/2 avocado
1/2 tomato or 3 plum tomatoes
1/2 garlic clove 
1 tbsp roughly chopped red onion
1 tbsp lime juice
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp red pepper (optional)
1 tsp parsley (optional)

Throw all the ingredients into the food processor and watch it go. If you like it really smooth, give it a squish in a bowl with a potato masher.

And enjoy without guilt.


  1. Ohmygoodness! I love kale, gonna try this! ^.^ Thanks :D

    1. Oh good! I was hoping there would be someone out there who appreciated it! Haha. Not sure it's everyone's cup of tea but I think it's really tasty. A little bit like the crispy seaweed stuff you get at a Chinese restaurant.

  2. I've never actually had kale crisps! I've seen them before but they have never looked as appetising as those. Think you've just made me want to try them!

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog


  3. This isn't something that I'd ever thought of doing before but it looks really interesting. I must give it ago. Also, I love your photography. What camera do you use? X

    1. Yes, it's worth giving a go as it's so easy and if you like it, it's the healthiest snack ever.

      I use a Panasonic Lumix GF5 with a H-X025E lens. Does the job well!


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    Xs, Neja

    1. Great! Followed on Bloglovin' :)

  5. Mmmm, I love Kale right now! Try sauteeing it in a little butter then adding toasted sesame seeds...really tasty side dish.

    I'll follow you on bloglovin - will you follow me? I've just started blogging :)

    Hannah x

    The London Blog

    1. Hi Hannah! That sounds delicious! Thanks for the tip, will try it this week.

      Thanks for the follow too - will take a look at your blog and follow you right back. Good luck with blogging!



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