Kale Chips – What Doesn’t Kale You Makes You Stronger
Delicious and crunchy cheesy kale chips that everyone will love snacking on. These veggie powerhouse cheesy kale chips will make you a kale lover too.
Troy is responsible for this post’s awesome title. This is the same man who came up with “yesterday was waffle, but today will be butter” for my whole wheat waffles post. He’s taken, ladies. Don’t.Even.Try.
So, let’s talk dark leafy greens. Such a sexy topic. They’re good for you. Full of awesome vitamins and minerals. Some of the best foods you can put in your body.
Me? I don’t always care for them.
I know they’re good for me. I know they contain healthy stuff that can only be found in these specific plants.
I still don’t love them.
But kale chips? I’ll eat the crap out of some kale chips. As in like 10 servings of kale in one sitting. Kale chips are one of the tastiest ways to get leafy greens in your diet. I use nutritional yeast in this recipe to make them taste like white cheddar, but it is totally optional. Nutritional yeast is loaded with vitamin B, protein, fiber, and folic acid. It is a very delicious and healthy addition to most diets.
Need another way to get greens in your food hole? Try a Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter, and Spinach Smoothie. For reals, you can’t even taste the spinach.
Making kale taste delicious to those kale-haters must be really hard, right? WRONG. Kale chips couldn’t be easier to make, and we’re going to walk you through it today.
A few things to note – buy nutritional yeast POWDER and not flakes. Using two tsp of nutritional yeast flakes would cause these kale chips to approach the “tastes like Sasquatches nuts” territory.
When the directions say to massage the kale with your hands, really get in there. Don’t be shy. Make that kale want to swipe right on your profile.
Also? These things can go from “perfect” to “burnt turd” in about 10 seconds. Follow my instructions for cooking and stirring time, but use your best judgment as well.
Helpful Cheesy Kale Chips Supply List
These Cheesy Kale Chips are kid tested.
And toddler approved.
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp nutritional yeast POWDER
Cut the kale off of the ribs, and then into large pieces. Place the pieces in a salad spinner. Rinse with cold water and then spin multiple times to remove excess water. Place on a clean towel and allow to air dry for a bit.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and place your kale on the parchment. Spritz with olive oil from a Misto, or drizzle 1 tbsp over the kale. Sprinkle with garlic salt and nutritional yeast powder. Using your hands, massage the kale a bit to make sure the oil and seasoning are distributed.
Bake until crispy, stirring every 10 minutes. I typically bake mine for 10 minutes, then stir and check. Bake 10 more minutes, and stir and check. Then bake for another 4-5 minutes. When they are getting close to being done, you'll hear the kale chips start to make scratching sounds across the parchment when stirred.
Place a paper towel or small piece of newspaper in an air-tight container, and put the chips on top. Store at room temperature.
They will keep for 3-4 days but will lose crispness over time.
Use nutritional yeast powder - not flakes.