When you’re trying to do your best with your diet and meal plan, but those cravings for a crunchy snack kick in, try my Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips. They mark off all the boxes for a healthy snack and also fit within the keto, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and Whole30 diets. Just because you’re following a meal plan doesn’t mean you have to skip out on snack time, so instead of grabbing something in a package, grab a bunch of kale and get to work!
If you’ve made kale chips before, my Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips save so much more time than a regular oven. They only take 7 minutes! I tested them out a few times in my air fryer (affiliate link) to make sure I was able to get that crunch that makes these so irresistible, because who wants soggy chips anyways? The result is a snack that is so good that you will forget it’s even healthy!
How to Make Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips
To make my Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips, make sure to remove the stems and rip the kale into pieces. This is a great step for the kids to help out with. Wash and dry the kale with a paper towel, that way all the olive oil can adhere to each piece of leaf. Add the oil and all the seasonings and mix around, and add to the air fryer for 7 minutes. As simple as it sounds, I also appreciate the simplicity of the seasonings. The parmesan cheese really adds to the flavor!
The great thing about my Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips is that they are a great way to get some essential nutrients because it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods. Like many vegetables, kale is a great source of fiber to help your digestive system. It is loaded with antioxidants and is high in beta carotene, which can turn to Vitamin A and help with healthy eyes. On top of all that, you’re getting a good dose of Vitamin C for immunity, and also Vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting. That is only a short list of what kale can do for your body, and you can get that all from snacking on these healthy chips!
- 1 bundle of kale
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
- ⅓ tsp. salt
- ⅓ tsp. black pepper
- ⅓ tsp. garlic powder
- Remove stems and rip kale into pieces.
- Wash and dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
- Drizzle with olive oil and mix until evenly distributed.
- Season with parmesan, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Air fry at 325F˚ degrees for 7 minutes.