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THATWOMANCANADA SparkPoints: (2,948)
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7/9/13 3:32 P

Dh and my kids LOVE them. I think they're horrible.

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MANITOADLET Posts: 9
7/8/13 9:34 A

This is my concern about making these myself; I don't think I could do it "right" myself. I found a prepackaged brand over the weekend (shop.kaiafoods.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1
814
) and absolutely loved the stuff. I got the cheesy flavor. Tastes very much like the "garden veggie" cream cheese spreads you can get. At $6 for a bag I think a normal person would eat in one sitting, its not going to be something I'm going to buy regularly though.

JRRING Posts: 1,534
5/24/13 11:32 A

Try a different brand. Some are surprisingly good!

LASKIE2 SparkPoints: (53,803)
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5/22/13 6:01 A

This is disappointing, because I just printed a recipe for kale chips.

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1GROVES2 Posts: 10,297
5/21/13 10:20 A

Well...I finally found kale at the store and was so excited! I made the chips this week-end...and...ick! I do not know what all the hoop-la is about! They taste like dried grass! I will just eat the kale raw in my salads.
Thanks for the recipes!
:)

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TAMMYOKAHARA Posts: 406
3/19/13 10:33 A

I love kale, but not kale chips. I have made them and bought them. Gross! Not a potato chip substitute in my book.

CHERIJ16 SparkPoints: (90,272)
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3/7/13 6:52 P

I haven't tried them yet but I already bought the kale!

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3/6/13 10:14 A

I made them once and didn't like them at all, and I love kale! I prefer to just eat the kale raw.

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PATRIC8 SparkPoints: (1,653)
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3/2/13 6:42 P

Don't believe everything you hear or read about kale chips.....I've tried them several times and It's like eating PAPER!!!!....not very appetizing or tasty.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/1/13 4:04 P

Depends on the dehydrator. i have an excalibur and though it is one of the more expensive ones on the market, I got mine used from my raw food chef.
Check out ebay or craigslist. You don't really need the teflon sheets unless it already comes with it. i use parchment paper.
I have seen them from anywhere from $50 up.

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1GROVES2 Posts: 10,297
3/1/13 10:41 A

Well I decided to try them and my grocery store did not have kale!...I was so disappointed, but will try when I can find Kale.
Thanks for answering and telling all your experiences and the great tips.
:)

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CNGMYBX SparkPoints: (8,899)
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2/25/13 3:48 P

Thanks for the tips. I go back and forth between limp and burned

KFWOHLFORD SparkPoints: (2,949)
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2/25/13 3:29 P

The only thing that worked for me was cooking them at a low temperature. I cook them at 300 degrees. Even 10 minutes at 350 scorches them.

I'd love making them in a dehydrator though. For those who have bought dehydrators: are they expensive?

CHARLEYGIRL5 Posts: 37
2/8/13 9:14 A

Great tips, thank you!!!

Sometimes I just want to chow like I use to on the bad stuff. I love this substitute!!

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2/2/13 8:29 P

I always use parchment paper when I make mine in the oven... mmm, so good! Easy clean up, too!

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
1/30/13 4:35 P

i dehydrate mine. I could never get them to work in the oven. When I feel lazy I just go to whole foods and pick some up.

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1GROVES2 Posts: 10,297
1/28/13 3:08 P

Thank you all! I am going to try them....really, I am probably s soon as I get my nerve up
;)
Margaret

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1/26/13 11:06 A

I made them and did a blog about it (with photos)
Here's the link:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=4184252


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SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
1/26/13 10:32 A

The kale will shrink quite a bit in the oven -- I usually make them at 350F -- so make sure you don't cut the kale *too* small. If you want something that will stand up pretty well in the oven, you can also make collard chips; cooking them that way actually mellows their flavor quite a bit, I find. So:

- wash leaves & dry
- cut to appropriate size
- place on lightly-oiled cookie sheet, single-layer, then spray them on top.
- sprinkle on some kosher or sea salt, if you like, or paprika ...
- in the oven, checking frequently, probably turning/flipping once for even cooking, about 10-15 minutes total cooking

See also:
- www.wheatfreemeatfree.com/the-kale-chip-ch
allenge-kale-vs-collard-turnip-and-mus
tard-greens/

- inspiredrd.com/2012/04/like-kale-chips-try
-collard-chips.html

- And if you want something sweet? Beet chips are so good: tasty-yummies.com/2012/08/08/crispy-baked-
beet-chips-gluten-free-vegan/


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LADYGREY49 Posts: 12
1/25/13 8:35 P

I made them several times, using both curly and the black kale... you lightly spray a cookie sheet. spread the kale on the sheet and roast in the oven at 325. I didn't go by time, just kept checking them and when they got dry and chip like I took them out.

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1GROVES2 Posts: 10,297
1/25/13 2:19 P

I keep hearing about how yummy Kale Chips are and what a great substitute for potato chips they are....so my question is
How do you make Kale Chips?

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