I don’t know about you, but I am such a kale addict I happily eat the leafy green vegetable as often as I can. That usually means in the form of kale chips – just being honest!
And ooooooh my friend, if you have not yet indulged in the wonder that is the kale chip, I am going to introduce you.
First, I’ve shared before the Buffalo Kale Chip, the World’s Best Cheezy Kale Chip, and also the Ranch Kale Chip… but now I’m posting a super simple recipe that everyone can make because sometimes we just need a quick go-to.
But just because it’s simple does not mean it is not delicious!
PS – This kale chip is the perfect alternative to buttery, salty popcorn in the evening with your hubby. Trust me on that.
If you set aside 10-15 minutes and a few hours of dehydrating time, you will be thanking yourself over and over.
And do you see the ingredients below? All three offer their own health benefits – therefore in addition to kale, this is a super food snack you really can’t get enough of.
Let’s recap on the benefits:
Kale is in the same family as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. It boasts a ton of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, K, and calcium. Kale is also rich in antioxidants and is a great source of fiber.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycercide fats which feeds you brain and is converted into quick energy, helps increase energy, is known to help decrease weight naturally, can be used as a natural moisturizer and hair conditioner, is useful for oil pulling practices, and also has the highest heat temperature (450F, I believe) if you do decide to cook with it. But as you can see above, Nutiva is a great brand to use when raw. Make sure yours is unrefined and cold-processed for optimal benefit.
Apple Cider Vinegar is antimicrobial, helps build up digestive HCL acid (underactive stomach being an epidemic leading to digestive ails), helps to balance blood sugar, is a good source of beneficial probiotics, and has even been shown to benefit cancer (Livestrong).
Sea Salt boosts the immune system, offers 85+ minerals, is alkalizing, can be used to boost weight loss because it stimulates digestive juices needed to optimally break down and utilize foods, strengthens bones, decreases muscle spasms because of its potassium content, aids depression, and even helps to neutralize energy when used in baths.
So treat yourself (and your family – sharing is caring) to these awesome, flaky chips. Your health, your waistline, and your heart (mi amor!) will benefit.
Super Easy (& Delish!) Kale Chips
Cuisine: Raw & Vegan
Preparation Time: 10-15 Minutes
Serving Size: 3-4
3 Bunches Kale, torn into palm-sized pieces
3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Optional: 1/2 tsp Cayenne
- Place washed palm-sized pieces of kale in a large bowl, add remaining ingredients and massage into the crevasses using your hands. (2-3 minutes)
- Place on the mesh sheet of two dehydrator trays and dehydrated for 4-5 hours at 115 degrees F. If not crispy, dehydrate 1-2 hours (depending on humidity in your area).
- Take your lovely, buttery-tasting kale chips out of the dehydrator and store them in an air-tight container up to 2 weeks (if they even last that long).
I intend on posting many more kale chip recipes in the future.
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