Kale: Queen of Greens

Last week, I was unable to cook because my stove was broken. I felt like a wizard without a wand, and my body craved the healthy foods that I usually cooked myself. But after quickly receiving a replacement part from Partselect.com, I cooked myself some kale chips. I’ve heard about all the nutritious benefits of kale. It just so happens that one cup of kale contains:

  • 36 calories
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
  • 40% of magnesium
  • 180% of vitamin A
  • 200% of vitamin C
  • 1,020% of vitamin K

It is probably the most magical vegetable on earth right now. Anyway, here is the VERY SIMPLE recipe that I used and my initial reaction.

Salted kale Chips


  • 1 head kale
  • A sprinkle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Your own salty seasoning

 Step 1

Heat up the oven to 350 degrees and remove the hard rib of the leaves. Rip it into bite-sized pieces and toss the kale, oil, and seasonings together in a bowl. I used an off-brand seasoning described as “soul food” because souls sound salty.

 Step 2

Place the kale pieces on a baking sheet and shove it in the oven. After about 7-10 minutes, flip the kale. It should be done in another 7-10 minutes, or when the chips seem crispy.

The first thought that came into my head was, “These are awesome!” You can’t really taste the kale, but they are incredibly crispy and the salt tricks you into thinking they are potato chips. My little sister even liked them, and she normally treats vegetables like enemies. For a healthy snack, these are definitely a great idea. I just recommend making multiple pans of chips because you will want to keep shoving these into your face.

Nathan is an artist and a wizard. You can find more of his work at www.magicscienceland.com.

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