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Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips

Super Satisfying Snack: Raw Vegan Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips

nutty kale chips

Today, I'm excited to share with you a delightful and nutritious snack recipe that will tickle your taste buds and keep your health in check—Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips. Packed with the goodness of red kale, raw walnuts, maple syrup, and a dash of sea salt and cinnamon, these chips are not only a treat for your palate but also a boost for your well-being.


Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch red kale, stemmed and torn into bite-size pieces, rinsed, and dried

  • 1/4-1/3 cup well-chopped raw walnuts

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • Dash of sea salt

  • Dash of ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. In a large ziplock storage bag, combine all the ingredients.

  2. Seal the bag and massage well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  3. Layer the kale mixture over lined dehydrator trays.

  4. Dehydrate for 8 to 12 hours or until the mixture is dry and crunchy. It might be a bit sticky due to the maple syrup.

  5. Remove from the trays and place the Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips in a bag, ready to serve.


Enjoy this healthy and flavorful snack! You can experiment with the ingredient quantities to suit your taste preferences.


Nutrition Facts (Approximate per serving): Makes 4 serings

  • Calories: Around 120-150 calories per serving

  • Protein: 3-5 grams

  • Fat: 8-10 grams (mostly healthy fats from walnuts)

  • Carbohydrates: 12-15 grams

    • Fiber: 2-4 grams

    • Sugar: 7-9 grams


Storage Recommendations:

  • Store the Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips in an airtight container or resealable bag.

  • Keep it in a cool, dry place to maintain its crispiness.

  • Consume within a week for the best taste and texture.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

  1. Red Kale:

  • High in vitamins A, C, and K.

  • Rich in antioxidants and fiber.

  • May have anti-inflammatory properties.

  1. Walnuts:

  • Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

  • High in antioxidants and essential minerals like magnesium and phosphorus.

  • May support heart health and reduce inflammation.

  1. Maple Syrup:

  • Contains antioxidants and essential minerals.

  • Provides a natural sweetener without refined sugars.

  • May have some anti-inflammatory properties.

  1. Sea Salt:

  • Provides essential minerals like sodium and chloride in moderation.

  • Enhances flavor without the need for excessive salt.

  1. Cinnamon:

  • Contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • May help regulate blood sugar levels.

  • Adds a warm and sweet flavor without added sugars.


This Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips recipe combines various nutrients, offering a healthy and flavorful snack that's rich in vitamins, minerals, and beneficial compounds.


So there you have it, a recipe that not only satisfies your snack cravings but also nourishes your body. Give these Nutty Kale Walnut Maple Chips a try, and let me know how your crunchy adventure unfolds!


Disclaimer: This recipe is a delightful homemade snack option, but individual nutritional needs may vary. Please consult with a healthcare professional for personalized dietary advice. Enjoy responsibly and savor the goodness!





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