I love kale chips. They're easy to make and their resulting crispness is unique and satisfying. Because they shrink down when baking, you can eat a whole head of nutrient-packed kale this way! However if you've ever bought a package of prepared kale chips, maybe you've had my experience of looking into the bag and wondering "that's it?" Most brands tend to be expensive for what you get, which seems a fairly small amount of chips.
So I thought it was ingenious for Simply7 Snacks to combine kale with traditional potato to make a heartier, more dense kale chip. Just this week they debuted their line of kale chips, which join their very popular quinoa, hummus and lentil chips. Definitely some of the best tasting chips I've had in a while.
The kale in these chips is processed into a powder and mixed with potato flour but much of the nutrients are retained, as the package lists that each serving provides 80% of the RDA for vitamin K. This is a key nutrient needed for normal clotting of the blood and is abundantly found in leafy greens. Crunch into a chip and you'll taste that distinctive slight bitterness of kale, which pairs well with the lemon or dill pickle flavor options. Calories and fat are a little less than regular potato chips: 130-140 calories, 6-7 grams fat per 1 ounce serving. Keep in mind these aren't low sodium...up to 400 mg per serving in the Dill Pickle version.
Below is my vegan version of "fish and chips" with the Simply7 kale chips, Gardein crabless crabcakes, and carrot chips that I made with a Mastrad food dehydrator. I grew up eating many traditional fried fish and chips meals but I haven't missed the memory once after eating this meal!
Unfortunately for me, I can't really keep any chips in the house because I'll mindlessly munch through a whole bag! But if you've got a shred of self-control I highly recommend checking out these delicious new chips. All flavors are Kosher, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.
Disclosure: I received free product samples from Simply7 Snacks, which helped facilitate my review.