I finally got around to making my own dehydrated Kale chips. Yes, it kind of is a pain and is a lot of effort for the amount of chips that you get but it is better than paying $6.99 for a small bag at Whole Foods. Below is the recipe. I used my 9 tray Excalibur Food Dehydrator which I think is probably the best food dehydrator out there but be aware it is takes up some space so I hope you have a big kitchen.
Kale- 1 big bunch, de-stemmed and cut into bit size pieces
1 cup of cashews (soaked for 1 hour)
1 cup of sun dried tomatoes (soaked for 1 hour)
1 cloves of Garlic
3 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
2 tablespoons of raw olive oil
Put all of the above ingredients (not the kale) in a blender and blend until smooth. You will need to add some water (I used the water that the sun dried tomatoes soaked in) to get the right consistency. It should have the thickness of a hearty tomato sauce.
Pour over sauce over the kale in a large mixing bowl. Mix until all the kale in evenly coated. Grab individual pieces and lay out in your dehydrator. Dehydrate at 105 degree for a few hours or longer depending on how crispy you like your kale.
Store unrefrigerated in a zip lock bag or tupperware
Although infinitely better than potato chips, please note, those of you that are counting calories or fat, Kale chips, either store bought or by most recipes (including the one above) are not low cal or low fat.
To turn your Kale Chips into a real low calorie and zero fat snack skip the sauce and just sprinkle your Kale generously with dulse and garlic powder. Dehydrate as above and Enjoy.