Easy Homemade Kale Chips

Easy Homemade Kale Chips

kale chipsEver since I bought my first bag of kale chips at the store, I have been hooked! Love the cheesy flavor of the vegan, non dairy kale chips that appear in most health food stores. The issue becomes that they are not inexpensive and one can eat an entire bag as a meal. I have attempted to replicate my favorite brand’s cheesy version with my raw ingredients using dehydration AND baking to produce an adequate substitution with not much luck.

So I have settled for a quick and easy way to satisfy a craving that doesn’t quite meet my intended desire but will do just fine as a replacement. In the 2.2 ounce bag, there are approximately 300 calories, 12 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber. They make a great meal substitute with some fruit on the side for me or a replacement to any “snack” food.

In a bowl, mix washed and cut kale with some olive oil and sea salt- just enough to cover the leaves, don’t overdo. You can play with flavors such as garlic powder, paprika, chili powder,etc. I like to use Brewers Yeast (aka Nutritional Yeast) for some added amino acids and a cheesy flavor without the cheese. You can also add parmesan cheese as well. Bake for 30-40 min on 200.

They don’t keep long and it you like them, you will eat them all in one sitting. Thank god kale is a superfood packed with goodness!!!

Authored by: JJ Flizanes

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more at Invisiblefitness.com or jjflizanes.com .

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