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Raw Cheezy "Kale-It'z" or Kale Chips

Think of your favorite crunchy, cheesy, salty snack...are you thinking of cheese it's? Think no further! Now imagine it healthy and even better... Okay, now you are thinking of these wonderful kale chips. I have experimented with all kinds of flavors in kale chips, but today we hit the gold..or should I say Cheese mine! I was looking at the ingredients on a package of kale chips and wondering how they get the cheesy part to stick on it. Then it occurred to me to make a sauce, almost like a dressing, okay it can be used as one... then mix it into the kale and dehydrate. I tried it. Came up with what I thought was a "pretty good" sauce. However, through the afternoon the house started to smell warm, cheesy, and slightly spicy, which was a great aroma for a rainy day. About 6 hours later I tried one and...delicious! My daughter assured me they reminded her of cheese-it's...even though it's been like 5 years since she's had one... but everyone in the family loved them! With every bite we were amazed over and over how good they were. I also like this version because sunflower seeds are much cheaper to use.

You need:

Fresh Kale.
run your fingers along the spine to get the most leaves off and wash and dry. I used about 6-8 stalks worth for a BIG batch. Transfer to a big bowl.

For the Cheezy Sauce

1 C raw soaked and sprouted Sunflower Seeds
3/4 C Water
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4-1/2 Red Bell Pepper
3 T Nutritional Yeast
1 T Olive Oil
1 tsp Chili Powder
1-2 dashes of Cayenne Pepper, more if you like it hot!

Blend sauce in the blender until smooth, about a minute.  Pour over the kale and mix it in with your hands to evenly coat the leaves.

Transfer to a dehydrator and dehydrate for 6-8 hours or until crispy. Check on them once in a while to lift any that are sticking to the dehydrator and flip them.

Go make a batch, pick out a good movie, and enjoy with the fam!
Fresh Kale
Ingredients for the cheezy sauce in the blender

Pour it could eat that as a salad like this too!
Mixed in
Finished delicious "Kale It'z!"