Baked Lemon Tahini Kale Chips and a Raw Kale Chip Giveaway

Today I have a surprise for you - a savoury recipe! It's a rare thing around here, isn't it? Do you like kale chips? Have you ever made your own? I'm a long time fan. Kale chips are the perfect alternative to crunchy, salty, flavourful potato chips. I started making them about seven years ago - and guess what? They're quite easy to make. I also have a super-duper-amazing raw vegan kale chip giveaway for you!

Congrats to these 3 folks who won the Subi green powder giveaway: Laine (here), Kara Dan (FB), and Maureen Weiser (IG).

I love living in an age where we can buy kale chips at most grocery stores these days. Healthy eating has actually become convenient so there's no excuse not to, right?!

Recently I discovered Healthy Crunch, a kale chip company that makes incredibly flavourful, crunchy, organic raw vegan kale chips that come in 5 flavours: Say Cheeze, Bollywood Blast, The Cool Cucumber & Dill, Hello Jalapeno, and The Big Chipotle.

The flavours are all spot on - perfectly balanced. I'm really picky and I can honestly say that there's nothing I'd change about their recipes. I'm not surprised though - the company founder, Julie Bednarski is a trained chef and registered dietician with a passion for creating delicious, healthy snacks.

You can find Healthy Crunch Kale Chips in stores across Canada.

Hello Jalapeno - Perfect for anyone who likes a kick! A touch spicy for me because I'm a spice wimp lol, but they do have a touch of sweet to balance the heat and they burst with flavour.

The Cool Cucumber and Dill - I'm amazed at how prominent the cucumber flavour is and the dill really shines through too. They're cooling and really tasty.

The Big Chipotle - This is the spiciest one. The jalapeno and chipotle really packs a punch! If you like heat then these are the one for you.

Bollywood Blast - I find this one to be the most unique for a kale chip. The ginger, turmeric, coconut, and mango all swirl together to create a smooth, sweet curry tasting chip that is absolutely delicious!

Say Cheeze - This is my favourite chip of the bunch because I always go for a cheesey kale chip. This one has a touch of heat from jalapeno and I have to say, I really like it!

The Kale Crumbs that come in shaker bottles is a perfect alternative to sprinkling parmesan cheese or salt onto your meals. I think its a genius idea that they've taken the little leftover crumbly bits from making the chips and offering them as a sprinkle topping. I've been adding them to all my savoury dishes: salads, kelp noodles, baked sweet potatoes, stir fries, and even onto avocado before eating it right out of the shell (normally I'd just sprinkle a little salt on top but this takes it to a whole new level). I've even brought them to a restaurant with me to sprinkle on the salad I ordered. A container fits perfectly into my purse haha.

I'm excited to partner with Healthy Crunch to bring you a wonderful raw kale chip giveaway!!!

Enter to win a bag of each kale chip flavour and kale chip crumbs.

TO ENTER:

  1. Answer this question in the comment section below: What is your favourite kale chip flavour? (Mine has always been cheesey kale chips!)
  2. For a bonus entry, "like" Healthy Crunch on Facebook (leave a new comment here saying "liked HC").
  3. For a second bonus entry, subscribe to my blog to receive my latest posts (near the top on the right hand side of the blog). Leave a new comment here saying "Subscribed" for it to be counted).

 

You have until Monday, June 26th to enter. This contest is open to residents of Canada only. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to reply with their mailing address within 24 hours.

Good luck! 😀

Now, if you're like me and you love to create in the kitchen, then you'll enjoy my delicious kale chip recipe. These are baked but kale chips on the market like Healthy Crunch and other brands are dehydrated. I typically make dehydrated ones too. There's something special about the dehydration process that makes them super crunchy - and keeps them crunchy even ages after drying them.

I've made this recipe several times and love them (a batch only lasts a day or two), but I do find them to be a bit more finnicky than dehydrating them only because you have to be near the oven to check on them often after the first 30 minutes.

Baked Lemon Tahini Kale Chips

1 bunch of kale

1/3 cup tahini

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice - optional zest too

1 tablespoon avocado/olive oil

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Stem and roughly rip the kale leaves, leaving large pieces. Whisk together all other ingredients except the seeds, until smooth. Pour the sauce over the kale along with the sesame seeds. Use your hands to mix it all together making sure that every leaf is coated. Arrange the kale in a single layer on 2 baking trays. Bake at 300F for 30 minutes and then check - if they're becoming dry on the bottom flip them over and bake for up to another 20 minutes, checking after every 5-10 minutes. IF after the first 30 minutes they're still quite wet, increase the temperature to 325F and bake another 20 minutes before flipping them. They should be crispy when they're done. Some will be ready sooner than others so you can eat remove them from the tray and continue baking the rest.

NOTES:

  • I've found that its best to keep large kale pieces and fold them over to make them thicker once the coating is on them, otherwise they become really brittle and break easily.
  • Add lemon zest for a stronger lemon taste.
  • The sesame seeds are optional but they add extra texture and flavour.
  • Don't skip the nutritional yeast - I first created the recipe without it but it didn't taste quite right.
  • Line your baking tray with parchment paper for easy chip removal.
  • Use 2 baking trays to make sure the kale is in one layer, otherwise they won't get crispy.
  • The ones I bake on the bottom rack are always finished before the top rack.

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45 Comments
  1. Melissa Olivieri
    June 19, 2017 at 19:57
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    Ooooo yes girl! I am all about Kale, but have actually never attempted my own chip; can you believe it?! I think the cheesy one or that cucumber dill would be the ones I'd enjoy the most (but they all sound awesome!). *Liked HC*

  2. June 19, 2017 at 20:01
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    I like the cheesy flavour but would love to try the jalapeno!

  3. June 19, 2017 at 20:05
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    Subscribed and liked HC..... I've made kale chips many times but usually just do a spicy garlic seasoning

  4. June 19, 2017 at 20:11
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    I lean towards spicy or BBQ varieties.

  5. Art By Harrison
    June 19, 2017 at 20:11
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    Fav Kale Chip Flavour Cashew cheese and Lemon Pepper

  6. Art By Harrison
    June 19, 2017 at 20:12
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    HC

  7. Art By Harrison
    June 19, 2017 at 20:13
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    Subscribed

  8. June 19, 2017 at 20:35
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    I love kale chips flavoured with a load of nutritional yeast--so savoury and cheezy

  9. June 19, 2017 at 21:38
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    I am a traditionalist when it comes to making kale chips, sea salt and lots of nutritional yeast. I love to sample other flavours!

  10. Angela Beatty
    June 19, 2017 at 23:01
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    Cool Cucumber

  11. Bonnie Beard
    June 19, 2017 at 23:50
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    Love bollywood blast!

  12. Monica Purchase
    June 19, 2017 at 23:59
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    Hello Jalapeno is my favourite flavour.

  13. Monica Purchase
    June 19, 2017 at 23:59
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    I liked HC on Facebook.

  14. Monica Pandian
    June 20, 2017 at 00:49
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    I always go for spicy flavoured ones! I love the comnination of the deep flavours with kale :)

  15. June 20, 2017 at 04:13
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    Like HC Plus I love cheesy kale chips too

  16. June 20, 2017 at 06:07
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    I love the Bollywood Blast, it's really unique , have you ever tried the monkey business flavour? Tones with chocolate and bananas, soooo yummie !! I like all the flavours in general, kale chips are just the best snack .

    • sweet_raw
      June 23, 2017 at 02:38
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      Yes! I've tried the monkey business and they're fabulous too!!

  17. Kenia P
    June 20, 2017 at 07:04
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    Chipotle is my favorite flavor!

  18. Kenia P
    June 20, 2017 at 07:04
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    I follow via fb (Kenia P)

  19. Kenia P
    June 20, 2017 at 07:06
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    Subscribed!

  20. Brenda Penton
    June 20, 2017 at 12:41
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    I haven't tried the Healthy Crunch brand yet. My favourite so far out of the ones I have tried would be ranch.

    • sweet_raw
      June 23, 2017 at 02:37
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      Mmm ranch kale chips sound delicious!

  21. Samantha K
    June 20, 2017 at 17:39
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    I love the cool cucumber ones! :) Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

  22. Elena Hack
    June 20, 2017 at 18:20
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    My favourite Kale chip flavour would have to be ranch. I'm really intrigued by the Healthy Crunch flavours- especially Bollywood- it sounds right up my alley!

  23. Becki
    June 20, 2017 at 19:55
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    Cheezeeeeeee flavor

  24. Becki
    June 20, 2017 at 19:55
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    Liked HC

  25. Christine Lee
    June 21, 2017 at 07:19
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    Ooh, I love anything with nutritional yeast so I think i'd love the cheesy flavor.

  26. Linda
    June 21, 2017 at 15:55
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    I also love cheesy kale chips the most.

  27. Linda
    June 21, 2017 at 16:16
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    Liked HC

  28. Linda
    June 21, 2017 at 16:17
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    Subscribed

  29. Beth Klemen
    June 21, 2017 at 18:15
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    These looks amazing and i definitely need to find a way to buy them. Love the sounds of all the delicious flavors. I like spicy, so I'd love to try jalepeno. I have a dehydrator and try to make my own but they don't have the crispness that is essential. Hope I can find a local supplier of these treats..yum.

    • sweet_raw
      June 23, 2017 at 02:37
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      Hi Beth, Im surprised that your kale chips don't get crispy in the dehydrator. Maybe you need to dry them for longer? I hope you give the Healthy Crunch ones a try :))

  30. Andria
    June 21, 2017 at 19:49
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    I love kale chips and want to try your recipe! I've had Healthy Crunch at the Toronto Food and Wine Expo. The 'Say Cheese' flavour were great but I'd love to try all those flavours!!!

    • sweet_raw
      June 23, 2017 at 02:36
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      I'm so glad that you've tried them! The cheese ones are my fave but I'm sure you'll love the others too!

  31. Yas
    June 22, 2017 at 09:38
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    I love their Bollywood Curry flavor! Yum yum

  32. Yas
    June 22, 2017 at 09:48
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    Liked HC

  33. Bridgitt Ragsdale
    June 22, 2017 at 14:26
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    Cheesy kale! I'd like to try the jalapeño though:

  34. Bridgitt Ragsdale
    June 22, 2017 at 14:27
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    Liked HC on FB. :)

  35. Bridgitt Ragsdale
    June 22, 2017 at 14:34
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    Subscribed

  36. marissa
    June 25, 2017 at 13:00
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    Salted please!

  37. June 26, 2017 at 01:02
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    Spicy Superfood crunch is my favorite

  38. Arielle
    June 26, 2017 at 21:59
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    Liked. Looks so yummy!

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