Kale Chips

Hooked on those expensive kale chips in small bags on the shelves of health food stores? Making your own is easier than you think. So pick up a few bunches of the greens next time you’re at the market and try this recipe. Warning: you may have trouble keeping this snack stocked in your home.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches kale, stems removed and cut into big pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, core and seeds removed
  • 3/4 cup soaked and drained cashews
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper

Preparation

  1. Combine pepper, cashews, garlic, olive oil, yeast and salt & pepper in a food processor and pulse until creamy, occasionally scraping sides.
  2. In a large bowl, pour cashew mixture over the kale and toss thoroughly.
  3. Lay kale pieces on dehydrator sheets, (or baking sheets if you don’t have a dehydrator).
  4. Set to 115 for about 6 hours, or bake in the oven at 300 for about 20 minutes, or until crisp.
  5. Store in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid.

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3 Comments

  • November 24, 2012 - 10:31 am | Permalink

    The best defense is to combine snack tips and healthy snack recipes . By combining lifestyle strategies with low calorie foods, you’ll be more likely to keep your diet on track.

  • January 16, 2013 - 7:24 am | Permalink

    Tired of the same old food? Jump out of your comfort zone and try some of our new and exciting recipes designed to spruce up your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a hearty meal, we’ve got the recipes that will keep your family coming back for more.

  • January 30, 2013 - 6:37 pm | Permalink

    This is a superbly flavorful and healthy condiment to have on hand to flavor soups or sauces, to spread on toast, or to use just about anywhere in place of butter. Its big taste will go a long way to replace the fat and sodium used in many dishes.

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