It’s Official: Kale is the New Potato Chip
If you haven’t tried kale chips yet, your day may come soon. There are at least half a dozen brands of kale chips on the market with flavors ranging from sweet to nacho to ranch. And unlike potato chips that are fried or baked in vegetable oil, heavily salted and usually contain artificial and genetically modified ingredients, the kale chip category relies on whole food ingredients, often some considered superfoods (besides the kale itself) like almonds, cashews and even raw chocolate. Kale chips are typically low-temperature baked or dehydrated instead of fried. The First Lady was right on when she said kale chips aren’t “ew.” Even if you’re not a fan of kale in its most natural form, the kale chip delivers a familiar and flavorful mechanism for getting some greens into your diet (although a kale chip is not really a worthy substitute for a salad or steamed kale).