Like me, Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien is a chip maniac (she prefers potato, I can’t resist tortilla) and has been known to finish a bag in one sitting. If you too can’t be trusted with these salty snacks this kale chip recipe is for you. I know it seems like kale can never really stand in when a snack attack hits, especially if, like me, you want to douse your chips in salsa, but this healthier alternative is perfect when you just can’t stop the mindless munching—because that happens to the best of us. Plus, when I’m missing the heat of the salsa I add a combination of cayenne, chili powder, and garlic powder to Hungry Girl’s basic recipe below.
If you’re still not sold on the salty swap out check out just some of the amazing health benefits of kale:
• One cup has only 36 calories and five grams of fiber
• Kale is a good source of potassium and iron
• Kale is packed with cartenoids vitamin A (180 percent RDA), vitamin C (200 percent), and vitamin K (1,020 percent). Carotenoids are the group of antioxidants associated with anti-cancer benefits, a healthy immune system, good vision, and of course fighting free-radicals
• Kale lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, especially when cooked
Watch Hungry Girl’s kale chips recipe video below then scroll down to get more healthy kale recipes:
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.