Krispy, Cheesy Kale Chips

There probably isn’t a single person who hasn’t heard of Kale. It’s become super popular in the last few years and with good reason.

It contains Vitamins A, K, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Phosphorous making it one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat.

Kale is a member of the cabbage family. So it is related to cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and brussel sprouts. And cruciferous vegetables are known for their cancer fighting properties.

You can use Kale in salads, steamed, sautéed, in soups, juice and smoothies and these delicious chips!

You’ll need:

Kale Chips
Krispy, Cheesy Kale Chips
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Kale Chips
Krispy, Cheesy Kale Chips
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Recipe Notes

*Nutritional Yeast is an inactive yeast with a nutty chessy flavor and is packed with B vitamins. It’s popular with Vegans because you can use it in any recipe when you want a cheese flavor.

Optional other ingredients: garlic powder, cayenne, chipotle powder or any spice you like.

Pre-Heat oven to 200

It’s best to bake the Kale at this lower temp for a longer time to increase the nutrient absorption. If you bake it at a higher temp for a shorter time, you lose much of the nutritional value.

You can also dehydrate at 105 for about 12 hours.

After you have washed and dried the Kale, cut off the thick stem and gently tear the leaves into bite size pieces. They will shrink when you bake them, so don’t make them too small.

Put the Kale pieces in a large bowl and add the other ingredients and toss with your clean hands. Make sure all the leaves are coated.

If dehydrating, place the coated leaves on the trays and set your timer.

If baking in the oven, cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the leaves out on it.

Place in the oven and set your timer for 1 hour.

You might want to check at about the half way point and turn them over. You want them crispy, not soggy.

It’s best to eat them within a day or two or they can become soggy – especially with summer humidity.

I would love to hear any comments, especially if someone never ate Kale before!!

 

 

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