Kale chips and the last few pictures of birthday party fun!

Kale chips and the last few pictures of birthday party fun!

Happy Thursday!

Almost Friday!  Which means just a few more days of the Summer Ready Challenge!  How’s everyone doing?  Stay tuned for tomorrows post which will highlight a few of the challenge prizes I will be giving away!

The other day I made some kale chips and had forgotten how good they were!  I’ve gotten used to purchasing them lately but they are so easy to make and so good that I’ll definitely be making them more often.

Kale Chips

Kale Chips


  • 4 leaves of kale washed and dried
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry kale completely. Damp kale won't crisp up well in the oven.
  3. Tear into bite size pieces then place into a large zip lock bag.
  4. Add in olive oil, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
  5. Massage oil and seasonings into kale then place onto baking sheet making sure each piece does not overlap.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes watching carefully not to burn. If some pieces begin to brown slightly remove them before the others as they will burn if left in to long.

Besides the fact that these really do taste delicious, they are also very healthy for you.

Here’s just a few reasons why,

  • Kale is packed with nutrients such as fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and K. 
  • It’s a good source of minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus.
  • It contains antioxidants that are associated with many anti-cancer benefits.
  • Kale is rich in eye healthy compounds.
  • It is very high in hard to get vitamin K.

Besides making these delicious kale chips, here’s a few ways we like to enjoy kale in our house,

  • Sauteed in coconut oil and served with a squeeze of lemon juice. 
  • Tossed into smoothies for a delicious green smoothie.
  • Massaged with olive oil and tossed with fresh veggies for a yummy salad like this one.
  • Mixed into pasta dishes.
  • Added to stir-fry’s.
  • Sauteed and served under baked chicken or fish.
  • Wilted down and served under a cooked egg.

Okay I know I’ve overwhelmed you with pictures from The Love Nugget’s birthday party the past few days but I thought I’d share just a few more with you 🙂

Ay30Arts and crafts table

Ay31Playing in the duck pond

Ay60Sandbox fun! 

Ay5Patiently waiting to open his gifts

Ay63Along with some of the other kids 🙂

Ay43Mini face painting artist

Ay2 She painted The Hubby, (her uncle) face and was so proud of it!

Ay4Pony rides!

Ay49and horse races! 

Ay50They had so much fun!

ay51Especially this little guy.  He was riding like crazy!

Ay47So cute!

Like I said in Tuesday and Wednesday’s post we had such a fun time especially The Love Nugget!


The Hubby, Love Nugget, My brother, Sister-in-law and I 🙂


  • If you’re participating in the Summer Challenge how is it going?  
  • Have you made kale chips before?  





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  1. I’ve never made kale chips before, but I definitely need to try them! I have to update the sheet for the challenge…I’ve completed the challenge just about every other day and I think the sit-ups have definitely helped me the most 🙂

  2. Love Nuggets’s birthday party looks like so much fun. You really thought of everything. You and your family look beautiful, as always.

    I have never made kale chips before but I think I am going to have to after you gave such a nice easy recipe. Thank you!!

  3. I always just steam my kale, but I really need to try making chips- they look so good! And easy!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      It’s so good and so easy! I thought it was so much more difficult before I made my first batch but I was so wrong!

  4. I seriously LOVE kale chips! And the more nutritional yeast, the better! 😉

    I did very well the first week of the Summer Ready Challenge, but missed several days last week due to personal family issues. I am back on track now, though! 🙂

  5. I’ve still never tried kale chips! I need to get on this!

  6. Such cute pictures! Happy belated birthday to the Love Nugget!

  7. Oh! I need to update the google doc! The challenge is going great–I can feel my push-ups getting a bit easier. 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      That is awesome Michelle! I love that you’re noticing a difference!

  8. I have been telling myself I would make kale chips forever and I never do! These look delicious! I NEED to get myself to make them! And you have the most beautiful family! 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes! Make them! So good! I’m making another batch tomorrow 🙂 You are so sweet Sarah, thank you!

  9. I’m still yet to try making Kale chips. They only just brought Kale out in Australia so now I don’t have an excuse not to give them a go 🙂

  10. I love kale chips! The last time I made them, I put chili powder on them. I need to try them with nutritional yeast!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Oooh, chili powder would be good. I’ll have to remember that for next time!