by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, May 25, 2014
by Amie Valpone in Healthy Recipes, May 5, 2013
Crunchy versions of this leafy green vegetable are taking the chip aisle by storm. There’s no doubt kale is delicious and nutritious — but do its dried spin-offs live up to the hype?
We rated these leafy snacks on a 5-point scale (5 being highest) and judged them on taste, texture, price and nutrition, with special attention paid to stats such as calories and sodium. All of the brands were vegan and gluten-free, but none contained only kale. Most featured various spices and nuts, so it’s worth reading labels carefully, particularly for anyone who has food allergies.
by Victoria Phillips in Giveaway, August 8, 2012
Forget chips and salsa! This recipe is perfect for any fiesta or afternoon snack and it’s far more nutritious than your average bag of potato or tortilla chips. I added a touch of heat to these kale chips with a dash of chili powder and used sesame oil instead of olive oil for a savory taste you’ll love all spring.
by Toby Amidor in In Season, June 15, 2012
Healthy snacking doesn’t have to mean bland snacking. Next time a craving hits, grab a bag of kale chips (sometimes there’s just not time to make your own!). Fresh, leafy kale is air crisped at a low temperature to keep all of the plant’s antioxidants, phyto nutrients and carotenoids intact.
Once the chips are perfectly crisped, Rythm Superfoods adds a bit of zing with ingredients like sunflower seeds, tahini and organic spices to create fun flavors like Zesty Nacho, Kool Ranch and Mango Habanero. Be careful of mindless snacking, though—just half of one 2 oz. bag is considered a single serving.
by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, March 5, 2012
- Are you crazy for kale?
Many of my gal pals email me photos of their homemade kale chips. Everyone is talking about and making them. Luckily, this green, leafy bunch of goodness is now in season so you can make your own kale chips or any of our healthy kale recipes.
What, Where, & When?
Kale is a member of the cabbage family which also includes cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It’s suspected that kale was brought to Europe over 2,500 years ago. In the 17th century, it was introduced to the United States by English settlers. Today kale is primarily grown in the southeastern United States. Kale has a mild flavor, similar to cabbage and comes in many colors ranging from dark green to different shades of blue or purple. There are many varieties including Curly (or Scots), Plain Leaved, Rape, Leaf and Spear, Dinosaur (or Cavolo Nero), Tuscan and Lacinato (or black cabbage), and Ornamental, which is popular for landscaping but can be eaten too.
by Healthy Eats in Healthy Recipes, August 2, 2011
- Have you tried kale chips yet?
Everyone loves chips. The salt. The crunch. The flavor. What most people don’t love is the fat, calories and guilt that go along with most chips. Fried chips, that is. I’ve been baking chips for years and everyone adores them. I’ve also been changing up flavor combinations and wanted to share my three favorites. First, my kale chips; crisp and light with a touch of crunchy sea salt. Next, I coat my sweet potato chips with maple syrup and kosher salt, which creates a wonderful contrast of sweet and salty in every bite. Last, my Yukon gold chips. I add curry for its warmth and distinct flavor. Enjoy every chip without guilt and then send me YOUR favorite chip recipes!
- Crisp, light, melt-in-your-mouth kale chips.
There’s been a lot of buzz about kale chips lately. They’re so hot you can even buy them pre-made in packages, like potato chips. And like potato chips, they have a satisfying crunch, but unlike traditional potato chips, kale chips are baked in the oven and not fried. Kale chips are low in calories, are full of powerful antioxidants and are a good source of calcium, vitamins A and C and fiber. Don’t be tempted by the bags of kale chips at the grocery store. You can make your own in minutes.