amazing, delicious kale chips – a great back to school treat!

These dehydrated chips are super easy to make and are so delicious you’ll find yourself eating a whole kale! They also make a great snack for kids to bring to school.

1 large bunch of kale, spines removed, ripped into large pieces, washed thoroughly and drip dried (you can keep a bit of moisture on them, it helps the coating thin out a bit and makes the kale easy to coat)

1 red pepper, seeded and chopped rough

3 cloves of garlic

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp soy sauce (I like Braggs)

1/2 cup tahini

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (again Braggs is a good one and so is Filsinger’s)

1 tbsp nutritional yeast (found in most health food stores)

Put everything into your food processor and process until smooth.

Put your kale in a large bowl (if you have a lot of kale, do it in bunches, adding a bit of the sauce to each bunch).

Pour the sauce over the kale and massage it into all the leaves until they are all coated.

Place the coated kale into your dehydrator for 4 – 6 hours until completely dried.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, place the kale in one layer, onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and place in the oven at the lowest temperature.

Kale chips are great eaten alone, but are also fantastic crumpled into soup, stir frys, beans or any other favourite dishes.

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3 thoughts on “amazing, delicious kale chips – a great back to school treat!

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  2. This looks amazing! I really want to try it. But tell me Sue, what is Nutritional Yeast and how does it differ from other yeast? Can I substitute something else in the recipe – what is its function? Your site looks SO GREAT. Wishing you lots of success! Toby

  3. Hi Toby, thanks. These kale chips are a big hit with kids and a great substitute for potato chips when you crave something salty and savoury. Regular baking yeast has a leavening agent in it to make baked goods rise. Nutritional yeast doesn’t, and it has a nice nutty, cheesy flavour (delicious on popcorn!). This makes it great for people who are lactose intolerant or vegan who want a ‘cheesy’ flavour. I also like nutritional yeast because it adds a salty flavour without using salt. Nutritional yeast contains many essential amino acids and B vitamins, including B12. You can find nutritional yeast in the bulk or supplement section of many stores, or your health food store.

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