Vegan “Cheesy” Chips

Number of Servings: 2 (175g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 4 Hours
Vegan Cheesy Chips

Kale chips are one of the latest health crazes, and with the tasty sauce baked to powder on these, you’ll be happy to leave less nutritious snack food behind. Nutritional yeast provides the classic cheese flavor and cashew paste provides a creamy burst of protein. If you don’t eat them all fresh from the oven, store them in an airtight container over a layer of dry rice. The rice will absorb any moisture to make sure the chips keep their crackle and snap.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 bunch kale, washed
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 lemon, peeled, cut into wedges, and de-seeded

Directions

  1. Cover the cashews with water in a small bowl and let the soak for at least one hour. Drain cashews and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to the lowest heat setting.  Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Trim stems from each kale leaf and cut each leaf into chip-size pieces.
  3. Add the cashews, red pepper, garlic, soy sauce, oil, nutritional yeast and lemon pulp to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, combine kale and cashew paste, making sure kale is evenly coated. Place kale pieces on baking sheets allowing space between each piece so they do not touch or overlap. Bake kale until crisp and completely dry, between 2 and 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size 175g

Amount per serving
Calories 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.5g 49%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 17g
Protein 16g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 89.9mg 6%
Iron 4.7mg 30%
Potassium 760mg 15%
Vitamin A 206.7mcg 25%
Vitamin C 92.2mg 100%
Vitamin E 2.6mg 20%
Vitamin K 269.9mcg 230%
Thiamin 8mg 670%
Riboflavin 6.7mg 520%
Niacin 34.1mg 210%
Vitamin B6 4.3mg 250%
Folate 1319.7mcg 330%
Vitamin B12 11.7mcg 490%
Biotin 6.8mcg 25%
Chloride 280.6mg 10%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 309.1mg 25%
Iodine 6mcg 4%
Magnesium 160.4mg 40%
Zinc 3.2mg 25%
Selenium 6.7mcg 15%
Copper 1.6mg 180%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 18.2mcg 40%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Unsalted Dry Roasted Cashews, Kale, Red Bell Pepper, Lemon, Soybean Oil, Nutritional Yeast (inactive Dry Yeast, Niacin (b3), Thiamin Hydrochloride (b1), Riboflavin (b2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (b6)), Low Sodium Soy Sauce (water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate: Less Than 1/10th Of 1% As A Preservative), Garlic.

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