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Nut-Free Cheesy Kale Chips

Article written and reviewed by Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
Published August 14, 2018

These nut-free cheesy kale chips are oil-free, dairy-free, low-fat and addictively delicious! Nosh on these guilt-free the next time you're craving chips or something crunchy, salty, and cheesy.

kale chips

Yields1 ServingCategory
Prep Time5 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

 8 oz Kale
 2.50 oz Tomato
 Juice from 1/2 Lemon, Squeezed
 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
 1 dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)

1

Chop the kale into large pieces.

2

Blend tomato, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast until smooth.

3

Pour the tomato mixture onto the chopped kale and toss until the kale is completely coated.

4

If using a food dehydrator, place the kale onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 4 - 6 hours at 125 degrees Fahrenheit (or until desired crunchiness is achieved).

If using an oven, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until desired crunchiness is achieved (usually within 30 - 60 minutes). Just check the kale often to avoid making it too crisp!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Full Recipe

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.3g4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Protein 16.4g33%

Vitamin A 462%
Vitamin C 498%
Calcium 35%
Iron 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ingredients

 8 oz Kale
 2.50 oz Tomato
 Juice from 1/2 Lemon, Squeezed
 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
 1 dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Directions

1

Chop the kale into large pieces.

2

Blend tomato, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast until smooth.

3

Pour the tomato mixture onto the chopped kale and toss until the kale is completely coated.

4

If using a food dehydrator, place the kale onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 4 - 6 hours at 125 degrees Fahrenheit (or until desired crunchiness is achieved).

If using an oven, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until desired crunchiness is achieved (usually within 30 - 60 minutes). Just check the kale often to avoid making it too crisp!

Nut-Free Cheesy Kale Chips

About the author 

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the Digital Content Manager at Mastering Diabetes. She holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Anthropology from Hendrix College, and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. Jamie has been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle since 1999. In addition to writing at Mastering Diabetes, she teaches continuing education courses to other health professionals on the science behind a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for specific medical conditions.