KALE CHIPS!!! The RAW answer to crispity, crunchity, crave filling snack foods that many people can’t seem to replace – until that is, they discover this SUPER SATISFYING Green alternative. However, when you go to the super market (at least here in CA.) all of the kale chips on the shelf are tossed with a nut or seed or nut and seed mixture to give it a cheezy or otherwise savory flavor (it is still the coolest thing ever that you can go to the local health food store and find a wide variety of kale chips). However if you like me, are not eating many nuts and seeds, or you don’t eat any at all, then those packaged kale chips just don’t do the job.
There is an alternative – MAKE YOUR OWN!!!! You will save money, and in the end make a simpler and much more delicious (if you ask me) variety of kale chips! The cheezy ones aren’t difficult to make and they are quite tasty, however all you really need for a tasty kale chip is a little oil and a high mineral sea salt. I do prefer a bit more flavor than that though. Normally what I do is toss my kale in whatever type of dressing I would toss it in to make a kale salad. The simplest being lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and a high mineral sea salt. I’ll also do apple cider vinegar, ev olive oil, sea salt and a few spices. Better yet, make a large batch of your favorite salad dressing and just dress up some kale, stick em’ in the dehydrator and it’s sure to be a winner! Another family favorite is pesto chips. My pesto being a simple nut free basil, lemon, ev olive oil and sea salt dressing.
The “nut free” variety of chip takes much less time, is much more alkalizing, and does not contain any of the “anti-nutrients” present in ALL NUTS and SEEDS which bind to minerals not allowing them to be available for absorption into our bodies.
The below video is an introduction into homemade kale chips. It – as most of my videos – is quite impromptu with my son! I hope you enjoy it. The chips I made are very low fat, to really satisfy a “chip” craving I would add a bit more oil, but these are still quite delish. Hodie (my son) and I gobbled up half of them in a matter of minutes! Good thing I separated them into two batches!
Enjoy the video, and I’ll post a basic recipe below that.
Love, love, love and more love!!!!!
- 2 Heads Kale - any variety
- 2 + Tbs. Organic Spirulina Powder
- High Mineral Sea Salt - to taste
- 1.5 Tbs. Extra Virgin, Organic Coconut Oil (use more for a richer chip, up to 4 Tbs.)
- Clean and dry your kale.
- De-stem your kale.
- Drizzle oil, salt and spirulina over your kale and toss gently until well coated.
- Taste for desired flavor.
- Remember not to over salt, as the flavor will get stronger as the kale dehydrates.
- Set on 4 dehydrator trays in single layers.
- Dehydrate at about 110 degrees for 3-6 hours or until crispy.
- Store in an air tight container.
- Use any of your favorite dressings for kale chips. Experiment and share with us what you come up with that you absolutely LOVE!