These cheezy turmeric kale chips are our go-to movie snack. They are packed with flavour and loaded with nutrients. We have used nutritional yeast to create that delicious cheesy flavour.
We stock up on our nutritional yeast flakes at our local Bulkfoods store in Zetland. They are great in dips, salad dressing, sauces and spreads, or sprinkled directly over salads and hot dishes as a condiment. This Nutritional Yeast is made from a variety of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (aka brewer’s yeast) that is produced on sugar beet molasses before it is dried and flaked. During the fermentation process, these flakes are fortified with nutrients – including folic acid (average 215 mcg per 10 g serve).
Kale chips are best consumed within a few hours of baking to retain the crunch. We’re lucky if ours last the hour!
What are the key health benefits of kale?
Kale is a highly nutritionally dense leafy vegetable, growing in popularity as a result of its health benefits such as broad spectrum anti-oxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties provide protection against chronic illnesses such as arterial disease and cancer. Kale’s high micronutrient profile, particularly Vitamins A, C and K, as well as calcium and magnesium, assists in numerous metabolic processes. Such processes include immune function, healthy blood clotting and bone density. In addition, kale contains phytonutrient compounds such as indole-3-carbinol, assisting in detoxification processes.
cheezy turmeric Kale chips
250 grams kale (1 large bunch), chop and remove stalks
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp chilli flakes or cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
- Add chopped kale to large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and gently massage through the kale.
- Add spices and gently mix through.
- Spread kale in a single layer on a greased and lined baking tray (you may need to bake in 2 batches).
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy, turning occasionally.
- Allow to cool slightly, serve and enjoy. Add salt and pepper to taste.