This is actually how they usually make Crispy Seaweed despite the name! Whilst a Chinese would use oils and sesame seeds this crispy kale seaweed recipe is a healthier version and is just a nice little addition to a Chinese Fakeaway!

Different flavours for the crispy kale seaweed

You can make this crispy seaweed recipe using garlic or ginger to add different flavours.

Another great choice is to use chilli flavoured low-calorie cooking spray such as frylight. This is syn free and makes the perfect chilli crispy kale. Crispy seaweed but syn free!

red chillies
Red chillies

Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Budget shopping tips

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients.

I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

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Money box

Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.

This crispy kale is a really cheap recipe to make and a great way of adding vegetables to your meal.

Gardeners pie
Gardeners Pie

Fakeaways for weight loss

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances.

It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

Other recipes you may enjoy

Why not enjoy this Crispy kale seaweed recipe as part of a big Chinese Fakeaway! You could try it with chicken and mushroom curry or beef in black bean sauce.

Do you know much about Chinese herbs? I didn’t until I read this guest post.

chicken and mushroom curry
Chicken and mushroom curry

Weight loss and Exercise Support

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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Crispy kale as crispy seaweed

Chinese fakeaway crispy kale seaweed recipe

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 portions 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Make this Chinese crispy kale seaweed recipe for a fakeaway Chinese at home



200g prepared kale – chopped finely

low-calorie cooking spray


Thinly spread chopped kale on a baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Bake in the oven on around 200c until crispy. We like it made chilli Frylight rather than the plain one to make chilli kale but the choice is yours it also works well with garlic frylight.

Keywords: Slimming World, syn free, Chinese, Fakeaway

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  1. I’d never tried the chilli frylight before but it was great. we had this alongside your sweet and sour veggies – delicious!