Kale Chips

Who doesn’t love a good kale chip?

IMG_3979So many people deem these poor little things as disgusting-green-rabbit-hippie-food. So sad, they don’t know what they’re missing out on.

How can something so healthful and full of vibrant nutrients turn a person away? It’s beyond me that someone could reach for oily, processed potato chips instead of something with just as much flavour that is completely natural.

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The whole “real food” argument is one that gets to me sometimes. Is pizza covered in pepperoni and cheese, greasy McDonalds hamburgers with a hormone-filled dairy milkshake on the side real food? Or are plants found grown naturally in the earth like bananas, potatoes and kale real food? I think you all know my answer, but what’s yours?

Most will lean towards the “eat whatever you want, you only live once” side. But with only one life and one body should you not treat and fuel your body with the most wholesome, nutritious food that you can to ensure you live life to it’s fullest capacity?

Think about it. Oh, and make these kale chips while you’re at it.

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gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, low-fat, low-sodium

Recipe:

  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Dash of cracked black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne

Method:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (if you have more time set your oven to its lowest temperature, or alternatively use a dehydrator). Wash your kale, de-stem, chop the leaves into bite-sized pieces and pat dry. In a small bowl, mix up the water, nutritional yeast and spices. In a larger bowl pour the mixture over the kale and massage until evenly coated. Cover the bowl and leave to marinate for 10 minutes. Spread the kale out on baking sheet and cook for 12 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 12 minutes checking every so often to make sure they don’t burn. Note: if using a dehydrator or lower temperature you will need to cook for much longer.

Have a fruitful day!

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