Kale Chips

Crunchy Kale Chips

By Marge  (Found this awesome recipe from a great RA site, called RA Warriors.  Check out some of the other recipes that might be adjusted for us. Kelly Young’s RA Site.)


1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ Tablespoons salt (or less, they’re pretty salty)  (USE SEA SALT, OF COURSE)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch kale, rinsed


Tear kale leaves from tough center stem.  Tear or cut leaves into 2 to 3 inch pieces. Put pieces in a large bowl.

Mix vinegar, oil, and salt in a small cup and drizzle over kale.  Then mix by hand trying to get all the leaves covered.

Place on 2 cookie sheets and bake at 350 F until they are crispy. It helps to flip them over and move them around with a spatula at about 10 minutes in to make sure they bake evenly.

After about 20 minutes, if it looks like they are not sizzling a bit or getting a little crispy, turn up the heat to 400°F. Time for baking varies depending on the size of your chips and desired crispness.

Note from Marge: Antioxidants are needed to help fight RA.  Kale is loaded with them.  If you’ve never been fond of green leafy vegetables, do not worry.  These crispy chips will fool you into thinking you’re noshing on something much more indulgent. Think potato chips with a kick.

3 Responses to “Kale Chips”

  1. 1 Jude
    January 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Good to see your post and thanks for the recipe — I want chips but can’t do the potato chips. I will be trying this for sure. I too have the sulfite demon plaguing me, but started having all kinds of reactions to what seemed like everything I ate. I have now pretty much determined that it was caused by Leaky Gut Syndrome (no – I am not making that up) – apparently large “protein” particles escape my colon (gut) and get into the bloodstream and then my immune system thinks they are foreign bodies and attacks them creating an allergy attack. Anyway — I had eliminated everything from my diet based on the sulfite allergy which I already had but seemed worse and I am now a gluten free, grain free, sugar free (except for fruits) girl. I feel like a new person – still healing but getting better I think.

    Thanks again for the post. I see a crunchy snack in my future.


  2. 2 JW
    February 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. One quick question/comment: doesn’t apple cider vinegar contain sulfite? I’m told that basically all vinegar (except maybe for white rice wine vinegar) contains sulfite.

    It’s good that your blog is ‘online’ again.


    • February 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Good question, Joris. I think a lot of people with this allergy can tolerate apple cider vinegar. I have heard there are also some white rice vinegars that you can possibly get in an Asian food market setting.

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