Kale Chips

Making Kale Chips is an extra fun way to eat veggies, and a great recipe for getting kids involved in the kitchen by having them rip or massage the leaves!

Kale is also easy to grow in some parts of BC and is a fun gardening activity for home or at a child care centre to get kids involved in learning about growing food. Try growing kale indoors if where you live gets quite cold.

12 child-size portions
Preparation Time
5 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Baking sheets
2 bunches
2 Tbsp
olive oil
Pinch of
salt and paper
  1. Wash and dry kale thoroughly. Remove stems.
  2. Rip kale into bite-sized (approximately 2 inch x 2 inch) pieces (not too small that they’ll become crumbs).
  3. Spread evenly on baking sheets then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Using hands, massage oil evenly into all piece of kale.
  5. Bake in a 325 F oven for 15 minutes checking occasionally but not stirring, until lightly golden and crisped.

Safety Tips

  • Help your child to wash her hands with soap and water before and after preparing food. 

  • Supervise your child when using knives or other kitchen utensils. 

  • For active play, make sure the area is clear of obstacles before playing. 

Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD

Note:  Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.

Kale on a kitchen counter.
Kale Chips