Kale Krunch 

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Hi everyone,

Have you been swept up in the kale storm yet? Kale chips are becoming a serious thing, and a perfect alternative to far more unhealthy potato crisps. Unfortunately, they can be so hit-and-miss when it comes to making them yourself.

It is for this reason that I am excited to share with you all a product called Kale Krunch chips from Alive & Radiant Foods. Being raw, certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, and dehydrated instead of baked or fried, what’s not to love about these chips? There’s a whole bunch of flavours (both sweet and savoury), so you’re bound to found one that tickles your fancy.

Nutrition information for Southwest Ranch Kale Krunch

Nutritional benefits: 

  • Kale isn’t called a superfood for nothing: it’s a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins A, C and K, folate, non-haem iron and calcium.
  • These chips are dehydrated, not baked or fried; the fat comes from heart healthy nuts and seeds rather than cooking oils.
  • Dehydration means that most nutrients are locked into the product, meaning you’re getting more benefit from nutrient-dense kale!
  • Since the Kale Krunch products are vegan and use nutritional yeast in place of cheese, the kale chips can be a source of vitamin B12 – a vitamin found almost exclusively in animal products and therefore a nutrient most vegans are deficient in. Check the labels to see which of the flavours have more vitamin B12.
  • The chips are made with real, organic ingredients, and they’re additive- and preservative-free.

Additional information:

  • Some people do not tolerate nutritional yeast well, especially those who suffer from migraines.
  • If you have high blood pressure or are at risk of heart problems, watch the sodium content.
  • Vegans and vegetarians should have their vitamin B12 levels monitored, as many will find that dietary sources aren’t sufficient and need a supplement.

Where to buy: Online from Kaia foods (http://shop.kaiafoods.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1814), some health food stores around Australia, and from some supermarkets in the US.

It’s so great to see new healthy snack alternatives reaching supermarket shelves. Kale Krunch is made from dehydrated real ingredients, giving it a better nutritional profile as a healthy snack than other similar options. Have you tried any creative flavours of kale chips? Share your experiences in the comments below.

Until next time,

Travelling Dietitian 

About The Author

Kara Landau aka "Travelling Dietitian" is an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in Sydney, Australia. She is a world explorer, healthy foodie, social butterfly, barre and HIIT class lover. When she isn't trying new cuisines, researching new product innovations in the health food space, or speaking to the media on behalf of her food industry clients, she can be found quietly conjuring up her next idea on how to make this world a healthier and better place.