Kale is a serious superfood that goes unappreciated and undercooked in most households. Kale contains alpha-lipoic-acid, an antioxidant shown to help regain insulin sensitivity, prevent oxidative stress, and help lower glucose levels. In saying this, kale is seriously it’s own food group when trying to reverse type 2 diabetes. Kale also contains high levels of chlorophyll, which binds toxins and carcinogens in the body and aids in their excretion. This is a quick and easy recipe that just requires some oil and heat! These chips are seriously addictive.. I could probably eat an entire bunch of kale on my own. We love to use the Tuscan or Lacinato variety but any type of kale will work for these quick stove-top kale chips. We also prefer to use organic greens to get the cleanest nutrition possible.
We’ve also been loving the addition of nutritional yeast sprinkled onto dishes. Nutritional yeast resembles parmesan cheese in flavor, but is a vegan option high in complete protein, B vitamins, antioxidants, and beta-glucan a prebiotic (shown to help lower cholesterol and boost immunity). Pick up some kale at your local farmers market, Whole Foods or favorite grocery store and get snacking!
Serves 4 as a snack, or 2 for hungry snackers/serious kale lovers
- 1 bunch Tuscan Kale, washed, dried, deveined, and roughly chopped large
- 1 tsp avocado oil, coconut oil, or olive oil
- 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
- Pinch salt + pepper
Method of Prep:
- Wash and dry kale. Devein kale – I love to use Tuscan or Lacinato Kale for this but any type of kale will work. Chop the leaves just a bit, to make large leaf chips.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then add the kale. Turn heat down to medium.
- Let the kale cook for a few minutes until it begins to char on one side. Stir the kale with a wooden utensil to evenly cook the other sides of the kale. Do this for another 5 or so minutes or until the kale has mostly crisped up on all sides. Some parts will still be a bit green which is great if you are eating these chips right away.
- If you want super crispy chips turn the heat down to medium-low and let them continuously cook. This will take a bit longer ~5-8 minutes.
- Once kale seems evenly dry, sprinkled with a dash of salt and pepper and sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a rich cheesy, nutritional boost. These things are seriously addictive and oober healthy!
- These are best served right away but may last as chips for 1-2 days.
I love kale chips but it’s a chore to bake them and I always stress out about triggering the smoke alarm. I will try your technique!