We could literally devour a bag of kale chips in less than a minute given we had the chance. Not too sure if it’s because they go out of their way to put a minuscule amount of chips in such a large bag, or because it’s kale and incredibly easy to eat, but whatever the reason the $8 it costs us to buy that bag of kale chips has us thinking that it might not be worth it.
Especially when it takes no time whatsoever to make your own.
Sweet, savory, sour, crunchy, nutty, cheesy… the list goes on with the endless amount of flavours. We loooove cheese, so we’ve whipped up these cheesy little bites – and yes they are vegan, gluten free and high in protein.
And you might be thinking, nope. You cannot place kale in the same category as a potato chip. But let us assure you; once you start with these guys, you’re addicted. Check out our favourite reasons for choosing kale chips over regular potato chips.
Easy to make and easy on your wallet!
Literally de-stem, toss and bake. We don’t even use a knife to de-stem our kale, we rip. It’s so easy and it will make a load of kale chips.
Liver friendly and aid in detoxification.
Cruciferous veggies like kale are known to assist the liver in the detoxification process. They contain compounds such as Indole-3-carbinol and isothiocyanates that help the liver neutralize drugs, chemicals, plastics, herbicides, pesticides and excess estrogen.
1 cup of cooked kale has over 1000% of your RDA of antioxidant Vitamin K. That’s a lot! Not only is it incredibly high in Vitamin K, but also Vitamins A, C, B6, minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium) and fiber.
Kale has antioxidant related health benefits including lowering your risk for cancer, and keeping you looking and feeling younger.
Can help lower cholesterol.
And reduce your risk of heart disease. Kale contains bile acid sequestrants, which help reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the body by binding with bile acids in the digestive system and preventing them from being reabsorbed.
Want to jump on the kale chip train with us?
Here’s our recipe for cheesy, dill, delicious, nutritious kale chips.
Cheesy Dill Kale Chips
Preheat oven to 275F.
Wash kale thoroughly.
Put all the ingredients apart from the kale and water in a blender and slowly add 1/4 cup water; pulse.
After water is added, add 1 Tablespoon at a time until you get a ‘sauce’ consistency (this is your cheese).
Pour cheese sauce over kale until fully coated, but there isn’t too much sauce on the leaves or they won’t bake properly.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the chips.*
Bake 25-35 minutes flipping half way.
*Make sure there is space between each chip, if they are on top of each other or crammed on the baking sheet they wont get crispy. Also it is important to keep an eye on your chips so they don’t burn as they go from perfect to burnt very easily.