The following guest post was written by National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) volunteer Alex Shimalla of Healthy Food for a Healthy You.
A few months ago, my mom sent me a care package at college. In this box was a package of kale chips. This snack has now become one of my favorite (healthy) potato chip alternatives ever!
The kale has been baked so each piece is nice and crispy. In just the first bite, you’re hit with the flavor of (surprisingly) a slight cheesy note. I couldn’t imagine kale could taste so good. So, of course, I went for another bite. After I put the second few chips into my mouth, I discovered the habanero.
The heat is definitely there, but—luckily for those who aren’t the biggest fans of hot foods—the heat and flavor are not overwhelming. All in all, the flavors complement each other nicely.
These chips are addictive actually…I ended up eating the entire bag (which is two servings) in a single sitting.
Rhythm Superfood has truly outdone itself. Their kale chips are certified gluten-free and organic. Not to mention, their products are made with minimal ingredients, so you can feel good about eating a “chip” from a bag (nothing processed or filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce).
The highlight and star of this snack is obviously kale. This vegetable is amazing! Part of the cabbage family, kale is rich in antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, and carotenoids. PLUS, it’s a great source of Vitamin A, C, K, B6, calcium, manganese, iron, potassium, and fiber. So many nutritional benefits in a single vegetable!
The kale in these chips is picked fresh and tossed with dressings made from organic vegetables, seeds, juices, herbs, and spices. Then it is crisped at a low temperature, instead of baking or frying. This method of cooking keeps the raw living enzymes in the kale, which maximizes the nutritional benefits of this dark, leafy green.
In addition to their Mango Habanero flavor, Rhythm Superfood also has Zesty Nacho, Bombay Curry, Kool Ranch, Texas BBQ, Pineapple Coconut, and Honey Mustard. (I really wish I had a bag of any of these flavors right now!)
Now that you’ve discovered the wonderful snack of kale chips, you’re probably wondering how soon you can get your hands on a bag of these bad boys? You’re in luck. These chips are sold at most health stores. But, if you can’t find them (or you want to buy multiple flavors), just check out their website.