So I leave for vacation today (as in less than 8 hours) and I still have yet to pack, get blog posts scheduled and find my favorite swimsuit.  BREATHE.

I swear it’s the most ridiculous things that make me stress out like some crazy person, but I have a whole to-do-list in my head and no time to check things off!  You and I both know we really only need a few key items on vacation:

Cute cover-up
Beach towel
A good book!

And you and I both also know that a lack of blog posts for a week aren’t the end of the world, so why the freak out??  Um because it’s in my nature as a woman to stress out over every little thing and once I complete one task I’m immediately reminded of another that I really have no intention of doing forgot about.

See told you….crazy person.


But at least I found time to share with you my latest obsession….kale chips.  It’s cheap to buy, easy to make and is extremely healthy!  I tossed these with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and they came out delicious.  Perfect go-to snack when you have the serious munchies.

Hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the week!  I’m off to the LAKE!!!


Kale Chips

Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 bunch kale (about 6 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle of sea salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry kale, remove center ribs and cut into 2 inch pieces (Kale shrinks up when you bake it so you want the pieces to be rather large). Throw kale pieces in a bowl and toss with olive oil.
  3. Lay out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake kale for about 20 minutes, or until crisp. Enjoy!


Serving Size: one bowl • Calories: 58 • Fat: 2.8 g • Carbs: 7.6 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Protein: 2.5 g • WW Points+: 2 pts

If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram and tag it #EatYourselfSkinny . I love seeing what you made!

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  1. MommaHayter says:

    My 5 year old daughter LOVES these! When I ask her what kind of veggie she wants for dinner she responds with, “Burnt Kale!” They are so good.

  2. RavieNomNoms says:

    I have have HAVE to try these! My gfs have been raving about kale chips.

  3. Meredith says:

    I LOVE kale chips! Have a great vacay 🙂

  4. Oh I completely share that obsession. They are so so crunchy and salty and delicious! Have a great vaycay! xo

  5. Love Kale Chips! Have fun on your vacay lady!

  6. I LOVE kale chips…and my children do too! I’m planning on planting some in our fall garden. Thanks for sharing!

  7. STUNNING photos!!!

  8. I actually like kale chips but I can’t get Brian to go near them. 🙂 Have a great vacation!

  9. Lia Joy says:

    I’ve never had kale chips. I’ve been meaning to try them and I think you’ve convinced me to actually do it.

    PS. These pictures are fabulous! The green is so vibrant! 🙂

  10. Jane says:

    I am so glad you posted this…I bought kale yesterday and wanted to search for a recipe to make these. Thanks!!!

    And have a wonderful vacation! Noting like going to the beach to relax…(Even when you live right by one!)

  11. Jane says:

    oops…I meant the Lake! (can you tell I am rather stressed, too?)

    Regardless…have fun!

  12. These are such a great snack!

  13. I am slow to arrive at the kale chip party. But they seem easy enough so I might have to try them! Have a relaxing trip!

  14. Love kale chips!! Yours look so pretty!
    Have fun on your vacation


  15. Sarah Kay says:

    Can’t wait to try these! I would much rather make these than buy them at the store. Have fun on your much needed Vaca. 🙂

  16. Nourish says:

    can’t wait to make these!! beautiful photos kelly! xx

  17. Tiffany says:

    I love these! I started eating them last October when I did the October Unprocessed Challenge, and I have been addicted since.

  18. Have fun on your vacation!!! I love kale chips and am very excited to try your recipe!!

  19. I’ve heard so much about these I need to try them!

  20. SkinnyMommy says:

    I have a ton of kale right now 🙂

    Happy Vaca!

  21. Steph says:

    I’m so glad you reminded me of these!!! Must make!

  22. Caitlin C. says:

    I keep hearing about kale chips! I need need to try these out 🙂

  23. Marshall says:

    So goood! I actually just had roasted kale last night in a salad and it was amazing. I’ve got to share that recipe soon.. You’d love it. Have a great great trip my dear!!

  24. Rosemary says:

    It’s hard to believe something so good and crunchy is more than healthy . . . but it’s true! Have a ball at the lake!

  25. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    I’ve been meaning to try kale chips FOREVER! hope you have a great vacation!

  26. I love Kale Chips! Have SO much fun on your vacay!! And, I totally agree about stressing the little things. It’s just the way we are! 😉 XOXO

  27. These are my FAVORITE snack in the whole world. So easy to make! Plus they give me that crunch I crave so badly sometimes!!

  28. Kathy Steger says:

    I am going to try your recipe. Last time I made kale chips they came out soggy.

  29. Kale chips just shout nutrition, I mean seriously kale is awesome and making chips from it is glorious 🙂
    Have a great vacay..

  30. Kristina says:

    Have a great vaca Kelly!! Love your homemade Kale chips! Bought these at the store the other week and they can get so expensive! Love that I can make my own at home 🙂

  31. Ruth Martins says:

    I can so relate to the stress. Think it’s that primitive, female instinct of having to and wanting to be in control and on top of things. However, as you said, at the end of the day it’s about being resourceful and creative and also enjoying life And your vacation!! Who cares what you left behind, what you forgot to pack or post as long as you have time to read that book, wear that top and enjoy the sunshine? The Kale chips look awesome, healthy and moorish, grab a few and enjoy the sun 🙂 I, for one, think they’re a brilliant idea!

  32. Erin says:

    i just love your blog so much!!! and kale chips?! been wanting to make these – thanks for the recipe!


  33. Shannon says:

    YUMMY!!! What a great snack.


  34. I love kale chips!! Hope you have a great vacay!!

  35. Have fun on vacation!! Today I was at Whole Foods and they had samples of a new vegan kale chip product that was delicious! Then I saw your post…I have to jump on the kale chip band wagon and make my own very soon

  36. Christine says:

    I have to try these. I love kale and this is a great way to try it differently.

    I’m having a giveaway at my blog so make sure to stop by and check it out!

  37. Lisa says:

    I LOVE kale chips. I only discovered them recently. I had a ton of kale in my garden and decided to give it a try. They were amazing (I also used nutritional yeast on them) and totally addicting. My neighbors had some and begged me to make more. Sadly, aphids killed my kale. No more chips…. 🙁

  38. Nicole says:

    and you know what kale chips are ESPECIALLY good as? a condiment! throw a handful on top of a pulled-pork or chicken BBQ sandwhich! the earthy-salty of the kale chips is perfect with a sweet-tang BBQ sauce!!


  39. Amanda says:

    I added garlic powder along with the sea salt. Thanks for posting…so tasty! 🙂

  40. Katie says:

    i just got back from SML! my family & i go every single year… the annual karaoke night at mango’s is one of my favorite traditions! have a BLAST 🙂

  41. that’s really healthy and i need some to lose weight 🙂

    Latest: Where to Go for Raya?

  42. Jillian says:


    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


  43. Grubarazzi says:

    Hope you are having a lovely vacation. These photos are amazing! I make these all of the time.. so so good.

  44. I want to try these, but they kind of scare me 🙂 Kind of a crazy picky eater. One of these days I will get brave!

    Have a great trip!

  45. Kelly, I’ve clicked over from Facebook for a closer look at these lovely kale chips. I’ve been intrigued by the dish for awhile now, but never zoomed in. The color, the crisp and the health factor earns a bookmark. BTW, you’re not alone regarding that revolving door of tasks. Enjoy the vacay!

  46. Tormarie says:

    I’ve still never tried kale! These do look really tasty, though the texture I think I’d have to get used to. And I do the same with my blog, I get really anxious if I don’t post for a few days!

  47. Val says:

    I can eat kale chips for days!! Happy Saturday!!!

  48. Hi Kelly! Great recipe and have a great vacation! I nominated you for the “Lovely Blog Award”. Congrats! For more details check out my blog here: http://esskunst.org/?p=1219
    Greetings from Germany,

  49. I LOVE Kale chips and make them all of the time. Mine always turn a funny brownish colour though. Kind of like they are burning but half the time they aren’t crunchy yet, so I have to keep them in longer. I put them on parchment paper and sometimes use a little lemon. Do yours ever do this?

  50. Julie says:

    These look great!! I’m planning out a healthy menu right now for my friends bachelorette party hosted by me at my apartment next weekend! I’ll have to include these!

  51. Everyone raves about kale chips and I still haven’t tried them. Time to give them a try.

  52. Allie says:

    I made these tonight and they were delicious! I’m a little confused by the serving size because the whole batch barely made one bowl. I can’t imagine it making 6 servings! What would you say is the approximate amount in one bowl?

  53. Blair K. says:

    My husband makes these. They are great! (Even if they don’t quite fit into my current ethnic cooking men project 🙂

  54. I’m going to have to try my dehydrator for this. Kale is so awesome, and it loves growing in my garden (even when other things don’t…). Thanks for posting!

  55. daphne says:

    All I can say is YUM!! deliciously good. .proana

  56. Your kale chips look so fresh and are so healthy:) I’m so happy I found your blog and can’t wait to read more!

  57. I am so excited to try these! I am trying to find substitutes for chips in my diet and these are perfect and so easy to make! Thank you for all your awesome recipes so good!

  58. Lisa says:

    I actually make a version of these with added shredded asiago cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice compliments of “Once Upon a Chef”. A little more extravagant but super yummy!

  59. pearly says:

    does this mean 1 serving=1 oz?

    • Kelly says:

      Serving size is the entire recipe 🙂

  60. Sylvia says:

    First time ever making these I like them! I think I did them right but are they supposed to be so papery….I bought kale already cut and took ribs off. Maybe should buy whole leaves

  61. Elaine says:

    Made 1st batch of Kale chips and loved them, 2nd batch in oven cooking

  62. Such a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  63. Caroline says:

    Hi Kelly

    Came upon your website a few days ago… I will be trying some recipes out but…

    regarding Kale Crisps, do they keep? how would you store them?

    Thanks Caroline

  64. tracymar says:

    I’ve been making kale chips for a long time but I’ve used twice as much olive (undoubtedly more calories and and also coated them in grated parmesan cheese (also more calories) — the extra calories however don’t add up to too much. Mine don’t get totally crisp – maybe because of the extra olive oil, but they are so good I eat two baking dishes of them in a few minutes. For an amazing desert, try instead coconut oil with shredded coconut — but that will add on more calories. You won’t believe how delicious it is though.