In a pinch, kale chips are my go-to snack. They’re crunchy and come in a variety of flavors, just like the traditionally celebrated potato version. But kale chips boast their own distinct vitamin-packed leafy green goodness, which makes them a super-snack. Here are my top store-bought options for everyone’s favorite leafy green:
Cashews, tahini, and lemon juice—an unexpected flavor combo dresses these crispy kale pieces, but somehow, it works beautifully. There’s a creaminess to these chips that also include dashes of carrot, onion, garlic, and mustard powders.
Brad’s flavor-packed kale chips come in an easy-to-save, resealable container—not that they last longer than one sitting—and are available in punchy varieties such as Nasty Hot (jalapeño and vegan cheese) and Vampire Killer (garlic and vegan cheese).
Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips come in flavors that are old-school favorites, including Kool Ranch and Texas BBQ, as well as unexpected flavors such as Bombay Curry and Mango Habanero—the perfect mix of spicy and sweet.
Lydia’s Mega Green Kale Krunchies are probably the healthiest of the bunch, as they’re made with spirulina and sesame seeds, but the company also offers Herbs de Provence Kale Krunchies, which have an elegant, savory herb blend dusted over the crunchy kale.
In addition to its popular Southwest Ranch and smoky Cheezy Chipotle flavors, Alive & Radiant also offers rich Chockalet Chip Kale Krunch (yep, chocolate!) and breezy Hibiscus & Pink Peppercorn Kale Krunch.
If you’re nowhere near a professional kale-chip dealer, you can always make your own at home. And we’ve got the easy recipe for them here.