Crispy kale chips

Is there a better way to eat a vegetable than in the form of a chip? Kale is low in calories and rich in many nutrients including fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and  vitamin C.

Ingredients:

One bunch of kale, washed and dried

1 tbsp olive oil

salt (to taste)

Optional: 3 tbsp nutritional yeast

Directions:

With a knife or kitchen shears, remove the leaves from the thick stems. Tear the kale into bite-sized pieces. Toss with olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast (if desired).

In the oven: Set the oven to 350ºF. Spread the kale pieces in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes, until crisp (be careful not to burn them).

In a food dehydrator:  Spread the seasoned kale pieces in a single layer on the dehydrator racks. Dehydrate for about 4 hours (until crisp).

Nutrition (per 1/6 of the recipe):

  • Calories: 55
  • Carbs: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Fat: 2.8 g
  • Fibre: 1.3 g
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I hold a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. As you can imagine, food is a pretty big part of my life. However, I also enjoy painting, muay thai (yes I can throw a punch), yoga, writing, and am a certified personal trainer.

Posted on September 28, 2012, in dairy-free, gluten-free, Recipes, side dishes, vegan and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’m also a huge fan of crispy kale (I posted similar version on 4/19 adding pepper and garlic) but please talk to me about nutritional yeast. I don’t use it and have ignored it in recipes. I’d like to learn more. Thx!

    • I was introduced to nutritional yeast when I lived with my vegan roommate.
      It has a cheesy/nutty flavour. I like to eat it sprinkled on popcorn or rice with a bit of salt and olive oil.
      Nutritionally, it is high in protein and a really good source of B-vitamins.
      Try it on popcorn and let me know what you think!

      • I’m going to try it–just read a little more to understand it better. I suppose the fact that it’s “yeast” put me off but now I see it’s inactive and more superfood-ish. Thanks!

  2. Deanna, I just made these and they’re AMAZING! I keep forgetting about nutritional yeast, but this is an absolutely delicious way to use it. Thanks! :)

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