Barbara’s Amazing Kale Chips

Many people are not great lovers of kale.  I admit that in the beginning it was an acquired taste but over the years I have grown to love kale!  It has so many wonderful benefits, what’s not to love?!

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Kale has been talked about a lot lately so perhaps you are familiar with some of it’s benefits.  I will take a moment to remind you of a few and then I will share an awesome recipe that will have you wanting kale every day.  I promise.

Kale is…

  • high in iron…per calorie, more than beef
  • high in Vitamin K …protects us from various cancers
  • high in Vitamin C…great for your immune system
  • has a lot of calcium…per calorie, more than milk
  • an anti-inflammatory…helps fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders
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  • filled with antioxidants…also helps protect us from various cancers
  • high in Vitamin A…great for our eyes
  • an excellent detox food…has lots of fiber and sulfur which keeps your liver happy
  • great for your heart…need I say more?

If that isn’t enough, kale is low in calories and has zero fat.  Amazing.

Barbara’s Amazing Kale Chips

Makes about 6 cups

Ingredients:

Always aim for Organic ingredients
This is a nut-free snack that is easy to send to school or day camp

4 bunches of kale- I ended up with about 10 cups-it depends how you actually measure it
1 cup tahini
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1-2 teaspoons sea salt…start with 1 teaspoon and add more if you want to
2 teaspoons paprika
2/3 cup nutritional yeast
3/4 cup water or more as needed

Procedure:

    • Carefully wash all of the kale, being sure to unroll the edges in case there is dirt hiding there.Washed Kale
    • Tear the kale into medium size pieces, removing the center ‘vein’ and place in very large bowl.
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and stir until it is smooth and pourable, adding more water if necessary.  Taste and adjust seasonings.image
    • Pour over the pieces of kale, starting with half of the mixture and adding more as needed. Stir until well-coated. If you had more kale than I did, you can easily make more sauce. Leftover sauce makes a great salad dressing!
    • Then using your clean hands, massage the sauce into the kale, softening the kale somewhat.image
    • Spread on the trays from your dehydrator with a teflex sheet, if your kale is a little heavy on the sauce.
    • Dehydrate at 115C for at least 4 hours, until dry and crunchy.  It may take 6, depending on how much sauce you put on the kale.image
    • If you do not have a dehydrator, simply use your oven at its lowest setting and plan on half the time. Stay close by so you can keep an eye on it.
    • Store in an airtight container

 

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Barbara's Amazing Kale Chips
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Raw Vegan
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Serves: 6 cups
 
Always aim for Organic ingredients. This is a nut-free snack that is easy to send to school or day camp.
Ingredients
  • 4 bunches of kale- I ended up with about 10 cups-it depends how you actually measure it
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt...start with 1 teaspoon and add more if you want to
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ⅔ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¾ cup water or more as needed
Instructions
  1. Carefully wash all of the kale, being sure to unroll the edges in case there is dirt hiding there.
  2. Tear the kale into medium size pieces, removing the center ‘vein’ and place in very large bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and stir until it is smooth and pourable, adding more water if necessary. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Pour over the pieces of kale, starting with half of the mixture and adding more as needed. Stir until well-coated. If you had more kale than I did, you can easily make more sauce. Leftover sauce makes a great salad dressing!
  5. Then using your clean hands, massage the sauce into the kale, softening the kale somewhat.
  6. Spread on the trays from your dehydrator with a teflex sheet, if your kale is a little heavy on the sauce.
  7. Dehydrate at 115C for at least 4 hours, until dry and crunchy. It may take 6, depending on how much sauce you put on the kale.
  8. If you do not have a dehydrator, simply use your oven at its lowest setting and plan on half the time. Stay close by so you can keep an eye on it.
  9. Store in an airtight container

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