Saturday, 25 July 2015

CHEESY BAKED KALE CHIPS

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CHEESY BAKED KALE CHIPS

Kale is bursting with nutrients. Baking fresh kale leaves creates a delicious snack for a low calorie diet. After numerous tries with flavours, I finally found something to substitute for cheddar flavoured potato chips which are my favorite.

Nutritional yeast comes in a flake or powder form & has a nutty, cheesy taste which makes it the best substitute for any recipes including cheese, even sauces.  (I am still perfecting my cheese sauce recipe).  It is low in fat & sodium & free of sugar, dairy, & gluten. It can be found in bulk stores or the natural/organic food section in grocery stores. I prefer the Bob's Red Mill brand.


INGREDIENTS

1 large bunch kale
2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sea salt


METHOD

Wash or clean leaves using a damp paper towel. Fully dry kale leaves. (It is best to do this in advance, then keep the kale refrigerated until ready to use).

Remove leaves from stems & break into large pieces. (I save the kale stems for vegetable stock).

In a bowl, toss with olive oil, nutritional yeast flakes & sea salt.

Spread on a baking sheet & ensure leaves are not overlapping. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 mins.

Keep an eye on the kale. Remove the crispy kale pieces as they bake & set aside in a bowl. Continue removing the crispy pieces as the rest continue to bake.
Store in an uncovered container to avoid kale chips loosing their crisp.


XO

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