Kale Chips – An Eye-Healthy Snack!

Rather than raid the pantry once again for a sugary snack, I took myself out into the vege garden and picked some kale to whip up oven baked Kale Chips. They’re easy, tasty, zero sugar and virtually zero fat (other than a smidgen of olive oil) and kale is one of the eye health superfoods.  Kale is full of lutein & zeaxanthin – two very important compounds in keeping eyes healthy to avoid conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.  Here’s my simple recipe:

Kale chips


1 bunch of kale

Olive oil spray

Dried chilli flakes

Sea salt


Preheat your oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Remove the woody stems and cut the kale into bite-size pieces (about the size of a potato chip, we want them to look like chips!) and rinse the kale thoroughly in a salad spinner or colander and dry it off – important as the kale needs to be dry before cooking.  Line a baking tray with baking paper, place the kale chips in a single layer on the paper and give them a very light spray with olive oil on both sides and sprinkle with a pinch of chilli flakes.  Cook for 15 mins.  When cooking has finished, remove them from the tray, pop them in a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

Written by Drummoyne Optometry