How to make Cheesy Kale Chips, with no Cheese
A Healthy Snack – Cheesy Kale Chips
If you love kale chips as much and you don’t want to pay a fortune for these healthy snack alternatives, then we have an easy cheesy kale chips recipe for you.
Kale chips are a wonderful and tasty way of getting some healthy snacks into your day and most children love the sound of ‘chips’. My children when they were young loved them. Making them yourself makes them more affordable and you can add what ever seasoning you desire.
Keeping nutrient content high
Apart from the ingredients that I use in this recipe is a dehydrator however if you don’t have one you can simply use your oven on the lowest setting it goes. The benefit of a dehydrator is that it can get the chips dried slowly at 47 degrees which helps to maintain a high nutrient level. At or below 47 degrees gives you the health benefits of eating the kale raw. Many nutrients are destroyed when vegetables are heated to a much higher temperature.
- 1 bunch kale washed
- 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (the magic cheese substitute giving the cheesy kale chips taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt or salt seasoning (eg. Herbamare)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chilli
- 1/2-1 teaspoon dulse flakes
- 2 tablespoon of cold pressed olive oil or melted coconut oil
What to do:
Strip the stem off the kale and tear into bite size pieces. When washing the kale I often add some salt or apple cider vinegar to the bowl to help kill any small bugs.
In a bowl mix the kale pieces, seasonings and oil.
Massage the seasoning and oil into the kale so they slightly wilt and are coated. Spread the seasoned kale on dehydrator trays or oven trays, depending what you are using. They will shrivel up a lot so you can place the mixture fairly close together.
In a dehydrator at 47 degrees for 4 hours or in the oven for 30-60minutes depending on how low your oven gets. You will need to keep an eye one more closely if you use an oven.
Allow to cool and store in a glass container.
Get creative with your cheesy kale chips
You can leave out the chilli if you prefer and add other herbs and spices, such as mustard powder, Mexican flavours or chicken seasoning. There are so many options for you. You could divide the kale in two lots and have two different seasonings on each. This is where you can get creative.
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