Cheesy but no cheese kale chips

I’m a lucky girl. For Christmas this year, H got me a dehydrator. I finally busted it out yesterday since I had a bunch of kale. You see, there’s this kale chip that I love but it’s $8 a bag! So, I took a look at the ingredients and made my own recipe. It is almost exactly the same taste as the $8 bag and mine cost $3 to make.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can definitely use your oven.

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Cheesy Kale Chips

• 1 bunch of kale, cleaned and large stems removed
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
• 1 cup whole, unsalted raw cashews, toasted
• 3 TBS chia seed (I used powder)
• 2 tsp nutritional yeast
• 1 tsp Himalayan salt
• juice of 1 lemon

Mix everything except the kale in the blender (this is where I highly endorse the vitamix blender).

In a large bowl, add your kale and a couple tablespoons of the mixture. The mixture is quite thick so work in batches so you don’t have too much on one piece of kale and not enough on another.

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Pop the coated chips into your dehydrator (125 degrees F) or on a cookie sheet and into the oven (lowest setting). Make sure it’s in a single layer.

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A few hours later (6 in the dehydrator in my neck of the woods or 2 in the oven), you have a deliciously nutritious snack!!!

Enjoy!

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