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Kale Chips


For those of us who have a tendency to eat an entire extra-large bag of tortilla chips in a single day (ahem, Robert), kale chips are a delicious and healthy alternative. Nutritional yeast (the yellow flakes sprinkled on top of the kale) has become our new best friend. It has a delicious cheesy flavor and is a reliable source of vitamin B12. Try some sprinkled on popcorn, tossed with pasta, or stirred into a salad dressing.

1. 1 bunch curly or Lacinato kate
2. 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
3. Pinch of salt
4. 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, plus more to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Tear or cut the kale leaves away from the thick stems and then into bite-size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry the leaves.
2. Transfer the kale to a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the salt, and add the nutritional yeast. Toss the leaves until fully coated.
3. Lay the leaves out on a baking sheet in a single layer (no overlapping!), sprinkle them with more nutritional yeast to taste, and bake until the leaves are crisp but not burnt, 10-15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes or so.

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