Easy-Cheesy Kale Chips (Vegan)

Kale Chips

Got kale?

Okay, let me try this again…

Got kale chips?

How about cheesy kale chips?

Or better yet, vegan cheesy kale chips?

Yeh, I like that better!  ;-D

Kale chips are so easy to make!

Most people just bake them in their ovens which turns out crispy and delicious.

And some choose to dehydrate them.

I choose the latter because I love using my dehydrator not to mention, dehydrating preserves many of the nutrients and I don’t have to monitor the process which is always a plus.  😉

Kale chips are expensive in grocery stores, especially if they’re dehydrated.

Whole Foods recently had a sale on bunches of kale so I went ahead and purchased a big bunch for only $2.

A small container of dehydrated kale chips usually costs around $3.99.  Yup!

We got more than our share of kale chips out of this bunch!

My kids love it when I pack some of these chips with their school lunches.  🙂

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make cheesy kale chips.

Now given this is vegan, I didn’t actually use cheese.

Instead, I used nutritional yeast which has a cheesy flavor to it.

You can purchase nutritional yeast at most grocery stores, health food stores or even online.

Ingredients:

  • large bite-size pieces of kale
  • nutritional yeast

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Directions:

  • Place a handful of large bite-sized pieces of kale in a bowl.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil, then sprinkle about 1 to 2 tbs of nutritional yeast on top of the kale.
  • Mix well making sure to get the kale pieces covered in the nutritional yeast. You can use more or less nutritional yeast depending on how “cheesy” you would like them.

Dehydrator

  • Next, place the seasoned kale pieces on the dehydrator tray.
  • Dehydrate at 125 degrees for 10 to 12 hours.
  • When finished, remove within an hour and store them tightly in a covered container. The sooner you remove them from the dehydrator, the crispier they will be.

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If you’d like a little spicy kick to your kale chips, sprinkle some cayenne pepper or chipotle seasoning, in addition to the nutritional yeast, before dehydrating.

Now don’t forget, moderation!  Yeh right I hear you say!  😉

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About Sunita Sukhraj

I'm a software quality engineer, mother, model, mentor and philanthropist who has a thirst for arts, writing, Latin dancing, healthy organic vegetarian cooking (especially raw foods and desserts), spirituality, socializing and just enjoying life! I believe in the mind-body-soul connection; fill your mind with positive thoughts, feed your body healthy natural foods, and fulfill your soul's purpose with truth and love. These will help create balance in your life which in turn, will help foster humanity. Live life passionately, laugh often and love unconditionally but more importantly, live in unity with love!
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2 Responses to Easy-Cheesy Kale Chips (Vegan)

  1. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. I bought nutritional yeast to put in cauliflower crusts and whatnot, but haven’t really used it much. I’m definitely trying this 🙂

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