Kale Chips

HEalthy snacks that actually taste great



Baking kale chips is nothing new, but the taste is so undeniably good. It's a great treat to bring on the trail; whether you eat it as a chip, mix it in with your eggs in the morning or add it to any dinner dish to add a little extra kick. The addition of yeast flakes is what makes this one a winner. The yeast flakes can be found in any health food store and give it more of a cheesy flavour. 


• 2-4 generous servings


• 5 minutes / 10-15 minutes


Bowl, cookie sheet, oven



• 1 bunch (about 6 ounces) kale. I feel that the curlier leaves work best, but any variety will do

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 tbsp (or more to your taste) of yeast flakes

• Sea salt, to taste



Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse and dry the kale, then remove the stems and centre ribs. Rip the leaves into large bite-size pieces, toss with olive oil in a bowl then sprinkle with yeast flakes and sea salt. Arrange leaves in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Don’t overcrowd or else they get soggy (use a second sheet if you need to). Bake for 10 minutes, check it, then bake for another 5 or so until crisp. Be careful not to over bake as they burn easily. Place baking sheet on a rack to cool. Transfer to a paper bag or mason jar to stay crispy (but to be honest, you will probably want to eat them all right away!)