Finally, finally, finally I figured out how to make kale chips {cue the hallelujahs!} This was after many attempts of trying to get the right combination of the kale, oil, salt and time and temp of the oven.

My many less-than-yummy batches spanned the spectrum from sad and soggy to burnt to a crisp and everything in between.

But there is no success without failure (am I right?) so all those brutal batches led me to this. Perfect. Recipe. These Easy Kale Chips crispy, salty and so easy to make.

And ever since figuring out how to make them, I’ve been having them any chance I get. 

  • Kale chips for a snack
  • For a side dish at supper
  • And these Easy Kale Chips can even be added to a salad for an extra crunch.
simple kale chips

These pictures of the Easy Kale Chips I took outside. I’m on a mission to boost my photography skills. You know how when you decide to do something and you’re like super committed to get er done? That’s me and this photography thing.

For example, the kids had their picture day recently. I don’t know if it was the fact that I didn’t get Keith’s hair cut in time or Cameron’s forced smile, but I could take better pictures than the result. I realized I need to just take them to a studio next year and do just that – my friend let me know there’s one close by. So you just rent the space and then take your kids pictures, perfect!

Or, I could just take them on the front step. Either way, I’m not paying for school pics this year. First time ever.

easy kale chips

Online vs. In-Person? I was surprised by what I decided

So to actually improve my photography skills, I’m gonna start taking classes!

I looked on-line and there were a few good ones on Udemy but I want to go in-person so you know, you can ask the questions; get feedback on your pics; and have a go-to person when you want to upgrade or just change out your lens.

I have a used Canon DSLR body with a lens I bought about 4 years ago as a place to start. So I’m definitely looking to upgrade my lens in the near future. To what, exactly…I have no idea…

But that’s why I love Henry’s in Toronto. They have free, (yeah I said free!) photography classes. The first one I’m gonna check out is just a general, how-to-take-a-pic-with-your-DSLR-camera and what-the-heck-is-this-button-for kinda deal.

simple kale salad with green goddess dressing

Henry’s also has a ton of other free classes, like How to Take Better Pictures on Your Vacation; the Mystery of Aperture Explained (I know how you’ve been wondering about that one!) and a few others that sound awesome.

Not sure if I’ll get to the vacation class before we head to Maui this year for our 10 year anniversary but we’ll see…

Either way, I feel like this intro one is gonna be a perfect way to start my journey to better pics!

So back to these Easy Kale Chips – I hope you try them and love them like Jason and I do 🙂



Easy Kale Chips

These Easy Kale Chips will have you wanting more of this healthy and crunchy snack!
Prep Time23 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale, kale chips, snack
Servings: 4
Author: April Saunders


  • 4 cups baby kale
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, pour olive oil over baby kale. Toss to completely coat all kale.
  • Let sit in bowl for about 5 minutes.
  • Spread out kale on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake in the oven at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Kale will be wilted and dark green in colour. Be careful not to burn.
  • Remove from oven after 10-12 minutes and let sit for about 3 minutes. The kale will continue to crisp up.
  • Serve immediately.


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