Updated: Jan 5, 2020
I read recently that kale was “out” and cauliflower was “in.” Our culture is so strange sometimes and we witness our food go through trends, just like clothing does. Kale will never be “out” to me, and will always have a place in my heart and in my kitchen.
My mom is growing a TON of kale right now, so I get to reap the benefits of her green thumb. Lucky me!!
…and I don’t know if you have bought kale chips in the market lately, but they are SO expensive, so why not make them yourself?!? Of course, having a dehydrator helps, but you can always make them in the oven too, on the lowest setting that is available to you.
These are really incredibly simple, so make sure to try them! They make a great snack for the kids, or to take on the go, but just beware, they will go FAST!
Simply Sweet Kale Chips
1 head of kale (any variety)
Virgin, unrefined coconut oil
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
Rinse and dry your kale. Cut into chunks or break apart into decent size “chip” pieces. If you do them too small, they shrink right up and you get nothing! 🙁
Pour about 1 tbsp. of liquid coconut oil over kale. If your coconut oil is solid, you can place the jar in warm water and it will turn to liquid rather quickly.
Sprinkle about 1 tsp. sea salt onto your kale and massage oil and salt into the kale. This helps to break it down a bit and will help the sweetness from the honey stick.
Drizzle about 1 tbsp. (or more…depending on how sweet you want them) onto your kale and continue to massage the kale.
Spread onto your dehydrator sheets and try not to let them touch and get piled on one another. Dehydrate at about 118 degrees F for about 12-14 hrs.
If you do not have a dehydrator, you can make them in the oven by heating your oven to 145 degrees F and bake until crispy, 4 to 5 hours.
Here’s a crazy idea…why not make them for Labor Day??? It’s always nice to contribute a conscious snack to a party or BBQ and I guarantee, your friends will love them!
If you liked this recipe and would like to add more healthy foods like it to your diet, contact me for a FREE NUTRITION STRATEGY SESSION! I look forward to hearing from you and wish you a healthy day!