These Cheesy Kale Chips are perfect for a summertime road trip or a snack on the go. This crispy snack actually doesn’t have any cheese or dairy, but it delivers its flavor in a healthy way. This super-nutritious food works wonders on your health. From lowering cholesterol, helping prevent cancer, and serving as a great source of antioxidants A, C and K, this super-food will have you wanting more. Not to mention this snack is not only sugar conscious but is also gluten, dairy and wheat free.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 bunches green or red curly kale
- 1/3 cup unsweetened soymilk, almondmilk or ricemilk, or water
- 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon onion granules
- Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon juice)
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Soak cashews in enough water to cover for a couple of hours. Drain. Preheat the oven to 275°F. Wash, stem and thoroughly dry kale, tearing it into large pieces. Set aside. In a blender, purée soaked cashews, soymilk, peppers, nutritional yeast, garlic, onion granules, lemon juice and salt. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, lightly coat kale leaves with cashew sauce and spread in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. Make sure leaves are not stacked on top of each other, so that leaves dry and bake evenly. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until crisp, gently turning over about halfway through cooking. You can also use a dehydrator to dry the chips. Remove from baking sheets and repeat with remaining kale leaves and cashew mixture. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
Per Serving:150 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol,200mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 7g protein