Snack time: Crazy Crispy Kale Chips!

Crazy Crispy Kale Chips

Still looking for some yummy, healthy snack ideas to please your guests this holiday season or to snuggle up with for a movie night with your loved ones? I have just that: a recipe for irresistible kale chips!

I have to confess: I have a terrible weakness for potato chips! I try as hard as I can to stay away – we all know how unhealthy they are – but, I do cave at times! My love for chips urged me to find a healthier alternative, so I created a recipe for kale chips.

Kale chips are often made by dehydrating the kale in a dehydrator. I actually do not yet own a dehydrator. Dehydrating the kale instead of baking it allows the kale to retain even more of its powerhouse nutrition. If you don’t have one, baking these chips in the oven is still far healthier than buying a bag of potato chips.

You will be pleasantly surprised by this savoury, crispy treat. Finally, we can indulge in chips, without the guilt!

This recipe is also very versatile in that you can just eat the kale raw with this as a dressing. I discovered this by accident of course, when experimenting with the recipe, I tasted a piece of kale before putting it in the oven and oh my: YUM!

So, as a raw treat, dehydrated, or oven-baked: here is my Crazy Crispy Kale Chips recipe, completely gluten-free, and vegan!

 

Enjoy, in joy and in health!

 

Crazy Crispy Kale Chips

Ingredients:

Bunch of curly kale, washed, patted dry, spine removed

1 clove of garlic, minced

1-2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari

2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 300˚F.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together, except kale, in a large bowl to form the dressing.
  3. With your hands or knife, cut away the spine from each kale leaf and discard (or freeze them to make broth at a later time). Cut the leaves into large chip-sized pieces. Make sure kale is thoroughly dry.
  4. Place all the pieces of kale in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the kale and with your fingers, rub each piece of kale with the dressing to make sure the pieces are coated evenly.
  5. Cover large baking sheet with parchment paper and line up the pieces of kale in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crispy. Turn pieces of kale over after 10 minutes.

 

Swami Prabhupada: Some people say, “We believe that animals have no soul.” That is not correct. They believe animals have no soul because they want to eat the animals, but actually animals do have a soul. 
Reporter: How do you know that the animal has a soul?
Swami Prabhupada: You can know, also. Here is the scientific proof. The animal is eating, you are eating; the animal is sleeping, you are sleeping; the animal is defending, you are defending; the animal is having sex, you are having sex; the animals have children, you have children; you have a living place, they have a living place. If the animal’s body is cut, there is blood; if your body is cut, there is blood. So all these similarities are there. Now why do you deny this one similarity, the presence of a soul? That is not logical. You have studied logic? In logic, there is something called analogy. Analogy means drawing a conclusion by finding many points of similarity. If there are so many points of similarity
between human beings and animals, why deny one similarity? That is not logic. That is not science.

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