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Kale Chips

Today I woke to temperatures that felt more like fall than summer. After two weeks in the 90s this morning registered 47 degrees. So before heading outside for some more gardening I decided to do a little cooking. I tore up some of the kale that I harvested yesterday and turned it into kale chips as a savory snack for the next few days.

It is such an easy, tasty and healthy recipe that I thought that I would share it with you.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch kale, torn
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast *
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the kale in a large bowl and sprinkle with the nutritional yeast and salt. Stir with your hands to coat kale.
  3. Spread kale onto baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until kale begins to get slightly crisp; rotate racks and flip the chips, and continue baking until completely crisp, 45 to 60 minutes total.
  5. Make sure to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn; if you notice certain chips ready much sooner than others, take them out.

* Nutritional values for nutritional yeast vary from one manufacturer to another. On average, 2 tablespoons provides 60 calories with 5 g of carbohydrates (of which 4 g is fiber). A serving also provides 9 g of protein and is a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce. It is also a source of selenium and potassium. While fortified and unfortified nutritional yeast both provide iron, the fortified yeast provides 20 percent of the recommended daily value, while unfortified yeast provides only 5 percent. Unfortified nutritional yeast provides from 35 to 100 percent of all of the B vitamins, except for B12. Fortified nutritional yeast adds 150 percent of vitamin B12 and 720 percent of riboflavin. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast#Nutrition)

 

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  1. […] Kale chips (the ones I made a few days ago didn’t last long in this house) […]

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