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Topic: Kale Chips with and for Toddlers  (Read 2571 times)
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« on: January 27, 2013 04:55:25 PM »

Kids under 5 seem to love to rip things like paper or kale. They also like to bake, need to eat their greens, and need time with you. At the nexus of all these things is Kale Chips.


1 large buch of Kale
1-2 Tbs Olive Oils
1/2 tps Salt.
Parchment paper (optional)
Thin baking sheet. You want good direct heat-transfer.
One small assistant (optional but much more fun)

Preheat your over to 275 F. Wash the kale really well and then dry it thoroughly. I use a spinner because my two year old loves to crank it up. Have your kid rip the kale off its more woody stems and tear it into roughly 2 inch by 2 inch pieces. My two year old loves this part. Put the shredded kale on a thin baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle some olive over the Kale and have your toddler runch her hands through it until the oil evenly coats the kale. Sprinkle a bit of salt over the Kale. Pop the baking sheet in the over for 30 to 40 min. Somewhere toward the middle of the baking time stir the Kale with a spatula. When your Kale is done it will be dry and crispy like a very thin potato chip. It will taste a bit like a potato chips too so your kid will eat it with enthusiasm.

My guess for the calories :
120 cal for Olive oil
30 cal for Kale
This makes about 2 servings, so 75 ish calories per serving.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013 05:00:26 AM »

sounds yummy will have to see if my toddler would enjoy these!

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013 09:29:59 PM »

This looks so much less oily than the deep-fried kale chips I made last week Cheesy Will definitely give this recipe a shot (no toddler, just me and my skeptical-about-kale husband)!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013 03:40:37 PM »

Kale Chips looks yummy. Thanks for giving this recipe. I have seen this recipe first time and i think it would be different taste . I will try this at my home. Hope that i can make it as like you.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013 10:46:40 AM »

Been wanting to try these, so thanks for the recipe. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013 06:24:35 AM »

I made these yesterday.  Thanks so much for posting!

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013 01:06:00 PM »

I love Kale chips. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013 11:25:03 AM »

thanks for the recipe, a friend recommended that I try these so now I have no excuse. 

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013 10:53:23 AM »

I've made kale chips a lot and love them. I love nutritional yeast on them. Has anyone had any luck in storing them? On the off chance I don't eat the entire pan they always get sort of soggy on me in tupperware containers.
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013 08:22:26 PM »

Did your toddler enjoy eating them? I have one with an aversion to green things lately... Undecided

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