I looooooove chips! I can skip any meal and eat chips instead, but my better half keeps me from doing just that! I would go in spurts obsessing over a flavour and lately, I’m hooked on President’s Choice poutine chips! Here’s the thing though, I know chips, chocolate, candy and all are supposed to be treats and should be eaten on occasion only, but sometimes I just need to fulfill my chip craving. And honestly, who am I am kidding, I can’t eat a bag of chips anymore and burn it off like I did when I was younger! So I’ve found a good compromise. Well, I can’t even say it’s a compromise really because the difference in nutritional value of potato chips v. kale chips is astronomical. Our household has not moved on from kale kraze even though the whole world is now into some other super food. We just love kale and we use kale in our smoothies, as a side dish and of course, we make it into chips! Kale chips are so easy to make and it’s a good way to get your greens specially if you have a picky eater at home. So, if you are like me and have to satisfy your chip craving once in a while, try out this cheesy kale chips recipe:
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
- Preheat oven to 300F and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Remove the kale leaves from the stems and roughly tear the leaves into large pieces.
- Wash and spin the leaves until the leaves are completely dry (this is essential for your chips to be crispy).
- Add the kale leaves, and olive oil in a large bowl and massage the olive oil until each kale is fully coated in oil.
- Spread out the kale leaves on your baking sheets in a single layer. Make sure the baking sheets are not overcrowded.
- Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over the kale leaves. Add more if you want them to be extra cheesy.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Then rotate the pan and bake for another 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven when the kale chips have shrunken and are crispy.
- Let the chips on the sheets cool on a wire rack before eating.
What is nutritional yeast you ask? ( I get it, it doesn’t sound so tasty, but trust me it’s a good sub for cheese). Click on these links blog.fatfreevegan.com and mindbodygreen.com to know more about the benefits and uses of nutritional yeast.