“Cheesy” Kale Chips

“Cheesy” Kale Chips
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“Cheesy” Kale Chips
Paulding and Co

“Cheesy” Kale Chips

Instead of grabbing a bag of potato chips, make a batch of healthy kale chips from Paulding & Company, seasoned with nutritional yeast, which lends a cheesy flavor to satisfy your cravings. One recipe makes two one-gallon plastic re-sealable bags’ worth.

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4
Servings
901
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Be sure to purchase ultra-fresh organic vegetables for this recipe.

If you don’t have a dehydrator they can be laid out on a rack or over a pan in the oven with the temperature set as low as possible. The time to dehydrate will be greatly reduced, probably to about an hour or even less.

Ingredients

  • 2½ Cups raw cashews
  • 2-3 red Fresno peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 large (Holland type) red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 Teaspoons mineralized sea salt
  • 1-2 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 bunches curly kale

Directions

Soak the cashews in water for 3 to 4 hours.

Combine with the Fresno peppers, bell peppers, yeast, salt, and lemon juice in a blender. Purée. Taste the mixture, and if it needs it, add more salt or lemon.

Strip the stems from the kale leaves. You can do this easily by holding the end of the stem in one hand, and firmly running the other hand up the sides of it, dislodging the leaf. The tough part of the stem will come off, leaving the tenderer part intact.

In a large bowl combine the kale with the blended mixture. Using your hands, distribute the mixture as evenly as possible. Lay the leaves onto dehydrator racks, crowding them but not stacking them. Dehydrate at 105 degrees F until very crisp, 12 to 16 hours.

Store the chips in re-sealable plastic bags. Be warned, if you don’t get them dry enough, they will soften in the bag

The chips will be a tasty snack!

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
64g
98%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Protein
37g
74%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
814µg
90%
Vitamin B12
4µg
65%
Vitamin B6
6mg
100%
Vitamin C
261mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
21%
Vitamin K
1116µg
100%
Calcium
285mg
29%
Fiber
13g
53%
Folate (food)
269µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
269µg
67%
Folic acid
120µg
N/A
Iron
12mg
69%
Magnesium
507mg
100%
Monounsaturated
34g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
32mg
100%
Phosphorus
999mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
1831mg
52%
Riboflavin (B2)
5mg
100%
Sodium
838mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
6mg
100%
Zinc
11mg
71%