I'm vegan and gluten, sugar, and soy free. That means the stuff I make in my kitchen is extra awesome. Here's what I do when I get bored. All recipes are property of me, but you can borrow them long enough to make them.

Superfood snack time!

Since I don’t really eat processed foods, and I definitely don’t eat potatoes or gluten, my snack food ventures tend to be pretty corn chip-centric.  I don’t mind all that much, but sometimes, I get bored.  You can only eat chips and salsa or chips and hummus for so long before you need a little more variety in your snacking life.  Besides, if you know me, you know how much I love snacks.

Recently, I went away for two months, and a friend of mine brought this amazing treat to my going away party.  I thought you had to have a dehydrator to make these, but you don’t!  An oven will suffice!

KALE CHIPS

  • kale cut up into smaller pieces
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • seasoning…this could be anything your little heart desires!!  i like garlic powder, minced onions, and Bac’uns, but you could use curry powder, cajun seasoning, lemon pepper…the possibilities are endless!

These are literally the easiest things ever.  Just preheat the oven to about 350, tear up the kale and put it in a mixing bowl.  Drizzle on some olive oil and shake in your seasonings.  Mix.  Put it on a baking sheet.  Cook for about ten minutes, but just keep checking in on it every once in awhile.  They should be crispy but not completely brown.  Most ovens don’t really cook evenly, so you’ll probably have some that are more brown and some that are more green, which I think is perfect.

Fun kale facts:

Kale has a shitload of nutrients, including massive amount of vitamin K and A, one serving is nearly 100% RDA of vitamin C, and it also has calcium, protein, and iron!

Kale is actually a member of the same family as cabbage.

If you’re ever hungry when you’re out and about, keep your eyes down.  People and businesses like to use decorative “flowering kale” (it’s usually purple or white and green) in their gardens and planters.  When nobody’s looking, take a bite!  YUM! :D

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