Ever 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!!!