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.
- large bite-size pieces of kale
- nutritional yeast
- 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.
- 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.
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! 😉