Syn Free Chinese Crispy Kale Seaweed

Crispy seaweed is a delicious Asian side dish that is actually made from kale! Try this Syn free recipe when you are throwing together a Slimming World friendly Chinese Fakeaway.

I know you guys love a good Chinese.. my Sweet and Sour Chicken and Orange Chicken recipes are by far some of the most popular on Fatgirlskinny. So this recipe has to be a perfect side dish to both.

I absolutely adore Crispy “Seaweed” as part of one of those delicious little starter selections at the Chinese.. Pass me the Prawn toast, Spring rolls, Crispy seaweed and I’m a happy girl! But did you know that many people are actually put off by this dish because they think it’s actually made from Seaweed? I promise you it really isn’t! The majority of Chinese restaurants make this dish from either Cabbage or Kale. Today I am bringing you a delicious Syn free healthy version made from Kale to add to your Fakeaway night!


  • Delicious
  • Easy to make
  • Cheap ingredients
  • The whole family will love it
  • Speed food
  • Healthy
  • Perfect addition to a Fakeaway night
  • Crispy and tasty


Absolutely…. in fact I am not sure it could be anymore SW friendly! It is created using 98% Speed food. I would highly recommend filling up on this dish during a Chinese Fakeaway night!

Unsure of what a Speed Food is or what Speed foods you can eat? Check out my Guide to Speed Foods here.


You 100% need some more recipes to throw together the perfect Chinese Fakeaway night! Check out some of my favourites below…

Syn Free Chinese Crispy Kale Seaweed

Slimming World Syns: ZERO
Weight Watchers Points: ZERO
Calories: 50 Per Serving
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2


  • 200g Curly Kale [Washed, thinly shredded]
  • ½ tsp Granulated Sweetener
  • Pinch Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • Frylight [or 1 tsp Synned Olive oil]
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds [Optional, Add 3 Syns per serving]


  • Pre heat oven to 200c/180c Fan/Gas 6
  • Add kale, salt, spice and sweetener to a bowl. Add a good amount of Frylight and using you hands mix everything together making sure the kale is fully covered.
  • Lay the kale out on a baking tray and spritz with some more Frylight.
  • [Optional: If you are adding Sesame Seeds you would sprinkle them over here. Don't forget to allow 3 Syns per serving]
  • Place into the oven for 5 – 6 minutes, shaking half way through.

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  1. Your photo shows seeds in the seaweed but nothing in the ingredients. Can you advise please as this is a must! ?

    1. Eeeek thanks for reminding me! That was meant to be an optional extra.. I forgot to add this to the recipe!! It’s there now 🙂 x

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