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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Kale Chips Anyone - These are a Zesty Nacho flavour

Delicious dairy-free nacho kale chips with nutritional yeast.

"These low carb kale chips are paleo and vegan. Not to mention just about the tangiest, tastiest, healthiest snack around!" This recipe idea from Carolyn makes kale chips using a mix of spices and nutritional yeast."If you haven’t yet tried nutritional yeast, I’d say it’s definitely something to add to the list. It’s got a pleasant cheesy flavour so it’s a great addition for people who can’t eat dairy. 

Ingredients:
1 large bunch kale
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup avocado oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Additional salt if desired

These cheesy nacho kale chips are vegan, low carb and paleo. Not to mention delicious!

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Trim kale from hard stems and cut or tear into 2 inch pieces. Wash and dry thoroughly (I suggest a salad spinner).
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne.
In a large bowl, toss kale with avocado oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture and nutritional yeast. Toss well to combine. Don't be afraid to press kale up against sides of bowl to make the spices and yeast adhere.
Spread in a single layer on one or two baking sheets (you can line them with parchment, but I find the kale gets crispier if I just do it right on the pan). Make sure kale pieces aren't too clumped together so that they crisp up properly. (you may need to work in batches).
Bake 10 minutes and then turn off oven and let stay inside until crisp, another 2 to 5 minutes. Remove and let cool, and repeat with any remaining kale. Add more salt if desired.

Notes:
Serves 4. Each serving has 7.68 g of carbs and 2.24 g of fiber.

Total NET CARBS = 5.44 g.

Do hope you enjoy these kale chips and if you've not tried Zucchini / Courgette Crisps yet, do have a look at this recipe idea here


All the best Jan

12 comments:

Jo said...

We love kale so I've been meaning to make some kale chips for ages but still haven't got round to it. I like the idea of courgette crips too, I'll have to give them a go.

Anonymous said...

Have tried the courgette crisps must try the kale ones to. Courgette ones were very good.

Nona

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jo.
Yes, do give both the kale and courgette crisps a go ...

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Nona - thanks for your comment.
Pleased to hear you liked the courgette ones ... and now try the kale ones!

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh yes! I must make this. Looks so delicious!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Martha ... do make them soon and enjoy!

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I am still on my kale chip/crispy kick. As well as anything else I can dry out in the oven. My favorite it pink salt and organic cayenne powder. Oh my gosh, so gooood.

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy - thanks for your comment.
Yes pink salt and cayenne pepper are popular seasoning/flavourings, and seem to be gaining more popularity. There is a great variety of spices / seasoning available to suit all tastes.
Enjoy those kale chips!

All the best Jan

The Spooky Whisk said...

I grew up with paprika and cayenne, but not pink salt.

The Spooky Whisk said...

Though, I won't buy it already ground when freshly ground is so yum!

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy

'Paprika is packed with antioxidants'... read more here
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/paprika-good-health-2860.html

'Cayenne peppers are one of the health-benefiting spice items packed with minerals, vitamins and certain phyto-nutrients'... read more here
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/cayenne-pepper.html

Pink Salt has gained in popularity ... some love it whilst others are not so sure. With any foods it all comes down to personal choice.
https://www.yahoo.com/health/does-himalayan-pink-salt-hold-up-to-the-healthy-116323252232.html

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy ... and yes, I think most would prefer the freshly ground!

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments here

All the best Jan