This deliciously crunchy snack is savory and packed with beneficial nutrients like calcium and vitamins A, C, and K (in the kale) as well as iron and B-vitamins (in the nutritional yeast).
- 1 small bunch of kale (lacinato or curly)
- 2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
- 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Rinse kale and dry thoroughly. Remove stems, and tear or cut pieces of kale into 2-inch pieces. Put kale pieces into a bowl and toss with oil to coat kale. (If you use coconut oil, you'll need to gently heat it to liquefy the oil first.)
Add nutritional yeast and toss to lightly coat kale. Arrange on baking sheets one layer deep only, and sprinkle lightly with salt.
Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes or until crispy. Store in an airtight container to preserve freshness.
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