Cheesy BBQ Kale Chips
Finding snack food that is both delicious and healthy can definitely be a challenge, and with children it can be even more challenging. Times are changing making it easier to find snack foods with minimal processing and made with real food ingredients, but they are also expensive and tend to use lots of packaging. Don't get me wrong, I'm super glad more companies are coming out with yummy snack options and I do take advantage of these especially when we are traveling, and I always keep a few RX bars, and Wild Zora bars in my bag for on-the-go snacks and emergencies!!
Kale chips are one of my go to snack options at home because they are pretty simple to make and easy way to get more greens in, plus my kids enjoy them. I can easily eat an entire bunch of kale when I make a batch of these kale chips!! Because I love them so much and I have 4 kids I usually will make 2-3 batches with about 2 bunches of kale. If we don't eat them all immediately then let them cool and then store them in an air tight container to enjoy over the next couple of days. This recipe uses my FAVORITE SPICES Primal Palate's BBQ Rub. If you have not tried any of the Primal Palate spices you are seriously missing out. they are extremely high quality and tate AMAZING!! You can find them on Amazon or you can order direct off their website Primal Palate . You can make these without the spice just with some sea salt but the BBQ seasoning gives it that extra deliciouness!!
Servings: 2-3 large servings using 1 bunch of kale
- 1 Bunch of Kale (use curly green kale)
- 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
- 2 TBSP Avocado Oil
- 2 Tsp Primal Palate BBQ Rub
- Wash and dry kale
- De-stem the kale and tear into small sized pieces
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees F
- Add kale pieces to a large bowl then toss with avocado oil, seasoning, and nutritional yeast. Massage kale to make sure ingredients are dispersed onto all of the kale.
- Add seasoned kale pieces in one layer to a baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until crispy. Make sure not to overcook and burn.
- If you used a large bunch of kale you may need to bake in 2 separate batches.
**Make sure each kale pieces are not in layers otherwise they will not cook evenly and you will come out with some crispy chips and some soggy chips. Also, let cool for 10 minutes before eating to allow chips to continue to crisp up!!