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Want Chips? Eat This Instead

I wanted a bag of chips...plain Lay's potato chips to be more specific. I almost hopped in our van to get some, but stopped to think about what I really wanted.

I really just wanted a salty, crispy snack.

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I made some kale chips instead. #progress I'm a firm believer in replacing food/ingredients instead of saying that you can't eat it anymore. I know that may sound funny because I don't eat meat, dairy or eggs, but that's different because I avoid those for ethical reasons.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not completely giving up chips (in fact I had some for lunch a few weeks ago lol), but I do want to be more intentional about the food decisions I make. Instead of hopping in the van and going to Wawa for a bag, I took a moment and considered if there's an alternative.

About these kale chips

They're crispy, slightly salty (add more if you need to) and so delicious. Another bonus to making your own kale chips, is that you'll save money because the ones in the store are usually $6-$8. No ma'am.

Elijah and I ate the whole batch (you know he's my picky eater) and I had to make more for everyone else.

Update me when you try the recipe!

Take a trip down memory line with me. Check out this old video with Brandon stuffing his face with kale chips. Ha! This was like my second YouTube video ever.

 

What food have you replaced recently?

Simple Kale Chips

by Brown Vegan

Keywords: bake vegan

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of curly kale, washed, de-stemed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven at 350º

In a large bowl, toss kale with olive oil and salt until evenly coated.

Spread a 1/3 of the kale on a baking sheet in a single layer, being sure not to overcrowd the pan.

Roast for about 10 minutes (or until crispy), checking to make sure it doesn't burn.

Repeat with the remaining kale (a 1/3 at a time) and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.

Enjoy!

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Cooking With Bran: Kale Chips (VIDEO)

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Fresh Kale

Theo and I have been busy today making kale chips, juicing fruit & veggies, blending ice cream, and will also make a new "cheesy" lasagna recipe later. Jason & Elijah are up in MD for the holiday, so I had to get this little guy busy to avoid hearing the dreaded "I'm bored" 1.5 million times. :-0

Did you notice Theo enjoyed the raw kale just as much as the cooked version?  

Get those babies involved in the kitchen, so they can learn to cook the right way for themselves and their own children someday.

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Ingredients:

Raw Kale (I used curly kale), stems removed

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven at 350º

Spread kale out on a cookie sheet...try not to overcrowd the pan

Drizzle kale with olive oil and toss with your fingers to coat.

Add salt and bake for 8-10 until edges are crispy.

Yummy! These chips are a great way to take care of a craving for a crispy snack and a lot healthier than traditional bagged potato chips.

Kale Benefits:

*Vitamins A, C, & K

*Fiber

*Kale is very versatile and nutritious green leafy vegetable. It is widely recognized as an incredibly nutritious vegetable since ancient Greek and Roman times for its low fat, no cholesterol but health benefiting anti-oxidant properties. (source)

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Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.

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