Lemon Garlic Vegan Keto Kale Chips (nut free, raw, yeast free)

Lemon Garlic Vegan Keto Kale Chips (nut free, raw, yeast free)
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Something I’ve noticed about kale chips (that I’m sure hasn’t slipped past you guys either) is that they’re super expensive. Like, really, really prohibitively expensive. Would I love to be able to drop $5-7 on a bag so that I can enjoy a tasty snack that also looks great on instagram? Absolutely! Can I justify it? Only sometimes. Given that I want to eat kale chips more often than just “sometimes,” I figured it was time to make a vegan keto kale chip that tastes good and doesn’t cost a week’s salary. 

Because I like being inclusive here with my recipes, this is also a nut free recipe, and is yeast free as well. I was inspired by Alive & Radiant’s superfood kale chips (ugh, I love them so much), and so I tossed some spirulina into this madness. Another added benefit to DIY kale chips is that the carb count is much lower than the store-bought varieties. Nutritional yeast, cashews and bell peppers frequently make an appearance in packaged kale chips, and while they are delicious and certainly have nutritional value, they also have a lot of carbs.

So, for now, I stuck with sesame seeds and hemp seeds, and went simple with the flavoring. I’m really excited about how these turned out, and hope you like them, too! Are you a fan of kale chips? Let me know in the comments!

Lemon Garlic Low Carb Vegan Kale Chips | Meat Free Keto - This low carb, raw vegan kale chip is yeast free, nut free, totally delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals! It's also keto friendly and sugar free!

Notes on Making Lemon Garlic Vegan Kale Chips

  • I added spirulina to these because it’s a nutritional powerhouse, and makes things a nice color. It’s totally optional though, if you don’t have any on hand, but are super hungry. You could also sub in chlorella for this, or a greens powder that is both unsweetened and unflavored.
  • I used raw garlic, but you could sub in garlic powder instead.
  • I only used 2 tbsp of lemon juice, but for a tangier kale chip, you could bump this to 3 tbsp, and just add 1 tbsp less of water.
  • In order to get the texture right, I recommend blending together the water and the hemp seeds first and then adding in other ingredients. I added the sesame seeds last, because I wanted them to be mostly whole. Yes, this was for visual effect.
  • You can definitely sub the sesame seeds (or hemp seeds) for sunflower seeds, no problem!
  • If you don’t have a dehydrator (I use this one!), you can put the oven on as low as it goes, and cook the chips for about 2-3 hours, checking on them after 2.

Lemon Garlic Low Carb Vegan Kale Chips | Meat Free Keto - This low carb, raw vegan kale chip is yeast free, nut free, totally delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals! It's also keto friendly and sugar free!