Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kale Addiction

Hi, my name is Jacqui, and I have a kale addiction. Not just any kale preparation, but specifically kale chips with nutritional yeast (aka crack!). Turns out, my hubby has recently picked up my habit; he too is a kale addict.

Seriously though, I made kale with with Nutritional yeast over the weekend (again) and sent a bag with Chris for his ride to Harrisburgh. Apparently, there are now a couple of other consultants who are also hooked on the green stuff. Pretty soon, kale chips will be on the black market LOL.

Kale belongs to the Brassica family which includes cruciferous veggies like cabbage, collard greens, broccoli,Cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

One cup of kale; 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast

1 bunch kale, washed and dried
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper for seasoning
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (or more), divided

Preheat oven to 450F.Revome tough stems from kale, keeping kale in large pieces for chips. Place in a large bowl (do this in batches if needed) and toss to coat with oil (clean hands are best for this job).

Spread kale on 2 baking pans, being careful not to crowd kale. Season with salt and pepper; sprinkle evenly with 1 tbsp. nutrional yeast. Bake for 7-10 minutes until crispy and lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining nutritional yeast.

 Eat up and get hooked!


  1. Any time I've tried kale chips I seem to burn them! This recipe made me fall in love with kale: http://peasandthankyou.com/2011/03/27/sunshine-in-a-bowl/

    1. I love peas and thank you! I saw this post too and have wanted to try the salad. The problem is, Chris will likely not like it. He is truly addicted to the kale chips though, so I will stick with those until he is ready.

      In terms of burning, see my comments below to Gina. These tips should help!

  2. I just sampled raw kale chips that we sell now..and I can't think of the brand or the name, but they have nutritional yeast and several other yummy spices/flavors. Like Claire (above) says, I always burn mine too! Maybe I need to try this recipe?? I love kale.

  3. That sounds yummy! You guys get the nice stuff out that way. I have seen some varieties at whole foods but have never tried them; can't justify paying 8 bucks for something I can make for $2 lol.

    I think the trick is to watch them closely after 7 minutes. I sometimes will pull the one ones that are crisp at 7-8 minutes. I also leave the pieces pretty large so they don't burn. I have noticed the little kale pieces tend to over crisp lol. Try it and let me know how it turns out for you:) and congrats too!!