A Sunrise Recipe: Baked Kale Chips

Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 5, 2015

It seems that kale is everywhere you look today – and for good reason! Kale is high in iron, fiber, potassium, and vitamins C and K. The powerful antioxidants found in kale help support cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation in the body, and may protect against certain cancers.

At Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., several residents who follow a vegetarian diet asked the Dining team if there was anything they could do with the leafy super green. Dining service coordinator Ray wanted to create a dish that would appeal to all. After testing out several varieties of kale chips including those seasoned with sesame seeds, Old Bay seasoning and simple sea salt, they are now a beloved hit in the dining room! These baked kale chips are offered as a side, like potato chips, for lunch – and now, you too, can make them at home!

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Baked Kale Chips
Serves 8-10

5 bunches of fresh kale
2 tbsp olive oil
Seasoned salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the thick stems and ribs from the kale and discard. Tear or cut the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry the kale. Drizzle the kale with the olive oil and sprinkle with the seasoned salt. Arrange kale on lined cookie sheets in a single layer. Do not crown the pans. Bake until edges are brown, but not burned, about 15 minutes.