Southwestern Kale Chips

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A guilt-free way to snack on crunchy chips!

Here’s a snack that’s yummy, skinny and ultra healthy. Take a bag full the next time your go to the movies and avoid the extra calories. For more movie treats, check out 5 Snacks to Munch at the Movies.

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Southwestern Kale Chips

A snack worthy of your tastebuds, these kale chips are healthy and yummy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size
Course Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 kale bunch rinse and thoroughly dry, remove center stem and discard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Cut or tear kale leaves and into 1 1/2" to 2" inch pieces. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except kale. Add kale pieces and toss to coat both sides. It's easier to use your hands rather than a spoon.
  • Lay kale pieces individually on a large cookie sheet, turn the leaves over after 10 minutes. Bake until pieces are crispy, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Remove chips, spread on a paper towel and cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 30mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Quick and Easy

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  1. I would like to try this but not a big fan of these spices. Could you just omit all the hot spices and do a salt and vinegar version?

    1. When I make this I use garlic powder, olive oil & sprinkle lightly with grated Parmesan cheese. My skeptical brother even enjoyed munching on these ?

  2. Hi:
    How do you calculate 142 calories for 1/4 of the recipe? Am I missing something? If Olive oil is about 120 calories in a Tablespoon and there are 2 tablespoons it doesn’t seem like it could be 5 SP for each serving. Sounds delicious. Thanks.

    1. Our nutritional data was off for this recipe. It’s been corrected now. Thanks for calling it to our attention!

  3. Very tasty. Just made it and ate the whole thing. I was a little lazy though. I had kale in a bag and didn’t have chili powder. It came out great! After 10 minutes I tried turning the kale over but mostly stirred it around. It still had a nice crunch to it. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Any approximate weight for the bunch of kale? All I can find is a giant bag so don’t know if that’s too much for one recipe?

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