Made from just a few simple ingredients, these “no-bake” dark chocolate quinoa bars are packed with plant protein, filling fiber, and delicious dark chocolate. They make the perfect mid-day snack, post-workout re-fuel, or even a satisfying and nutrient-dense dessert -- especially in the summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Keep reading to get the recipe!
Enjoy these crispy and chewy kale chips as a healthy alternative to potato chips or as a crunchy and nutritious topping to any dish. Read on to get the recipe!
Ingredients (per baking sheet):
While they might not be your traditional potato chip snack, kale chips can definitely still satisfy your craving for something crunchy and salty without all of the saturated fat, carbs, and sodium. On its own, kale contains about 33 calories and less than 1 gram of fat per cup. When you consider that an ounce of potato chips contain 154 calories and 10.3 grams of fat, kale chips are definitely a win. Even if you drizzle a serving of kale chips with a teaspoon of oil, such as olive, you'll only add 40 calories and 4.5 grams of fat, which is still less than that ounce of potato chips.
On top of that, kale contains a wealth of nutrients including vitamin C, A and K - three vitamins that contribute to keeping our skin, eyes, bones, and even our blood healthy. Even better, kale chips are simple to make at home so you can always have a nutritious snack on hand. -Allegra Egizi
Balanced Nutrition for Health & Performance.
I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals, teams, and groups to find fuel and balance within their diets for health and performance.