Kale is an amazing superfood. It is LOADED with many nutrients. It can be scary if you have never eaten it before but give it a try with this recipe and I promise you’ll become a fan of the kale club!
Kale Chips with Parmesan
1/3 C walnuts
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
Blend in vitamix until it is a powder. Set aside.
1 head of dinosaur kale, destemed
Place on dehydrator tray and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle parmesan topping over leaves and place in dehydrator for 4 hours. Eat it all up!
Kale Chips- “sour cream flavored”
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 C cashews
1/4 C water
Blend all ingredients in blender and pour over kale in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until all the leaves are well coated and then place on dehydrator trays for a few hours.
*If you don’t have a dehydrator you can also place them on a cookie sheet in the oven on “warm” with the door cracked.
Oh my! These are the new favorite around here. LOVE LOVE LOVE! A healthy delicious snack doesn’t get much better than this! A couple of things to consider- I use my dehydrator and they come out perfectly (most of the time they aren’t fully crisp because we are so ready to eat them). I’m not sure how they would do in the oven, when someone tries it will they please comment below for others to see. I would use the warm setting for a couple of hours but I’m not real sure on the time, you’ll need to keep a watch over the first batch so you’ll know for round 2…trust me there will be a round 2, 3, 4, 5…..
Also I’m not real sure about storage. We seriously ALWAYS gobble these up in one sitting. I have hungry boys around here. Ok, so I’m always eating too but hey this isn’t about my almond butter obsession SO moving on…
One more thing, you can totally spice these up by adding more cayenne, chili flakes, or whatever strikes your fancy but I tend to keep them low key since Jude won’t eat them if they are too hot. Okay on to the recipe!
KALE CHIPS- Almond butter awesomeness
1 large bunch of kale (every time I buy kale at the market the amount varies, use your judgement…I’ll try to remember to take a picture of the amount I use next time)
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 lemon juiced
1 tbsp honey
3/4 tsp herbamare
1/2 tsp cayenne (optional, definitely reduce or omit if kids will be eating)
Remove kale from stems and tear in pieces, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. It might be a thick consistency and that is okay. Place kale in the mixing bowl and use your hands to combine, yes, you will get messy. Press and mix kale into the almond butter mixture until thoroughly combined and all the leaves are well coated. Spread kale onto dehydrator racks and cook at 115 for about 4 hours. Yum!
AND for the finale- CHOCOLATE COVERED KALE CHIPS!!!
You guys. These are perfect. And amazing. And be prepared to eat the whole batch.
1 large bunch of curly kale
1 C water
3/4 C cashews
1/2 C Cacao powder
4 dates or 2 TBSP honey
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
Remove kale from stems and tear in pieces, set aside. Blend the remaining ingredients in the vitamix until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Add kale pieces and mix thoroughly with hands until all pieces are well coated. Spread kale onto dehydrator racks and cook at 115 for about 4 hours.