Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale Chips
Believe the craze for Kale Chips as this leafy green from the cruciferous family is one of the powerhouse superfoods that you want to make sure is a regular star in your diet. Chips are so Americana that actually having a healthy version is a no-brainer!This is an easy, foolproof recipe; so easy you'll be making multiple batches each week!
    Servings
    2-3snack servings
    Cook Time
    30minutes
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    Servings
    2-3snack servings
    Cook Time
    30minutes
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 (10-ounce) bag kale leaves (washed and dried) *
    • 1tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
    • 2tablespoon nutritional yeast **
    • 2teaspoons Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Mix ***
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 300F.
    2. Line a baking sheet (rimmed or flat) with parchment paper.
    3. Remove leaves from the stems of the kale and tear the leaves into large pieces.
    4. Place the kale leaves into a large bowl. Add the oil and massage until leaves are thoroughly coated in oil. Sprinkle the oiled leaves with the nutritional yeast and seasonings; toss well to combine.
    5. Spread the kale leaves onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, making sure they do not overlap.
    6. Bake for 10 minutes, rotate the pan and flip leaves careful to make sure they are in single layer again, return to oven and bake for another 12-15 minutes more until the kale crisp.
    7. Remove from the oven and cool the kale on the sheet for 3 minutes before digging in! This really makes all the difference! Enjoy immediately as they lose their crispiness with time.
    Recipe Notes

    * I like the ease of prep when using already pre-washed and pre-torn kale leaves (I do pull out the stems) but feel free to use 1/2 large bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves roughly torn, washed and dried

    ** I use Bragg brand.

    *** In place of Trader Joe's seasoning mix you can mix the following together and use 2-3 teaspoons:

    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder or 1 teaspoon minced onion
    1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt
    You can add some zip to your chips by sprinkling in 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne or chipotle pepper to the seasoning.

    If you are preparing an entire bag (or bunch) of kale leaves, you may want to repeat the second batch separately as I find with two trays in the oven at the same time the kale does not crisp up as well. Or you could just up the baking time and watch carefully so as not to crisp them up too much.

    You could keep them raw and dehydrate in a dehydrator at 130 degrees F for 10-12 hours (overnight makes the time go by faster).

    While these make a delicious and healthy snack on its own, try making TWM's Homemade Hummus with carrot sticks to serve along with the kale chips. It's a perfect snack pairing!

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