Cheesy Creamy Curry Kale Chips

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Kale chips are always a fun and easy-to-make chip alternative for any time of year.

Kale is just plain good for everything. It is an incredibly amazing source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and especially vitamin K. It contains 1327.6% of your daily value intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K and vitamin A both protect your body from developing cancers. Vitamin K is also widely known to help with bone health, blood clotting prevention, and antioxidant activity.

The nutritional yeast helps give these kale chips their cheesy flavor. The chips are 100% vegan and the nutritional yeast gives you essential vitamin B12, which some vegans can lack.

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Nutritional yeast is also a good source of protein, fiber, and folic acid, which is important for cell maintenance and production.

Kale chips are perfect for parties or for when you have a chip craving. The turmeric powder helps give them a curry flavor; however, free feel to add some curry as well for more taste and flavor.

I enjoy this healthy recipe whenever I want a tasty snack and a nutrient-rich punch of amazing. Make this healthy recipe, and you’ll thank me later.

Cheesy Creamy Curry Kale Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch curly kale
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in water overnight or for a few hours)
  • 1/2 chopped white onion
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor, (the raw cashews, white onion, nutritional yeast, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, paprika, flaky sea salt, and water). An optional ingredient is curry powder for extra flavor.
Wash the kale and break into bite-sized pieces.
Massage the blended mix on the kale pieces.
Spread the kale pieces on a solid dehydrator sheet or cookie sheet. Dehydrate for about eight hours at 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit, or cook in the oven until chips are crispy (about 25 minutes) at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can also sprinkle fennel seeds on top once the kale chips are ready to eat.

Sources:
Mateljan, G., The World’s Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating (Seattle: George Mateljan Foundation, 2007), 154. 

Seinberg, S., “5 reasons Why I’m Obsessed With Nutritional Yeast,” MindBodyGreen web site, January 11, 2013; http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7360/5-reasons-why-im-obsessed-with-nutritional-yeast.html

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