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Kale Chips And Raw Chocolate


Wasn’t I just as excited as could be when I got the email from the fine producers over at the Marilyn Denis show asking if I would come in and make some healthy treats. Healthy treats are kind of my speciality.

Watch the show live streamed or check back after 1:00pm EST for the segment under the cooking category.

We threw a few ideas around and settled on my top two lovers:

Kale Chips and Raw Chocolate Clusters.

Yes! Kale chips and raw chocolate on mainstream, national television. I Love it! I feel like it’s a giant step in the right direction for all of us nutritionistas and honourary nutritionistas. We have become a little less weird to our family and friends. So when they say to us- “Ew, what’s that crunchy green sh#t you’re eating”. We can say, “Kale chips of course, didn’t you see them on TV? Everyone’s loving them!”

What I also loved about the segment I did for Marilyn was that I got to bring with me some of my fave products from some of my fave brands.

That included:

Without further ado- here are the recipes from the show.
Lemon and Olive Oil Kale Chips

Kale Chips
1 bunch of kale
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 200
  • Wash kale thoroughly and let dry
  • Tear kale away from stem. Each kale leaf should be torn into about 6 or eight pieces
  • Place kale, salt, olive oil and lemon into a bowl and mix together with your hands, gently massaging the kale with the oil, lemon and salt
  • Lay kale out on a cookie sheet or pizza pan
  • Place in oven and set timer for 30 minutes
  • At 30 minutes, remove from oven and gently unstuck kale from pan if it has stuck and replace for another 10-15 minutes until kale is dry and crispy
  • Allow to cool. Can store in fridge for up to a week
If you have a food dehydrator- just stick them in at 110 and let her dry them on up for about four hours.
Raw Chocolate Clusters

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

1/3 cup raw cacao powder
¼ cup coconut oil
2 Tbs raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Blend together or melt together over low heat using a double boiler method (large pot with water, smaller pot inside the larger pot for melting chocolate- keeping direct heat away from pot with chocolate)

Mix in your cluster goodies of choice! Try,

1/4 cup each of:

  • cashews
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • pecans
  • slivered almonds

Dust with a sprinkling of sea salt if you like.

  • Stir cluster ingredients into chocolate and with a spoon, dollop it onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in freezer until hard.
  • Store in freezer and serve right after removing.
If you are up for some serious chocolate making fun- check out our sweet as can be chocolate making kit.

Now, if you’re up for some serious kale chip adventures- here you go!

Question Of The Day: What would you love to see made on mainsteam national television?

7 Responses to “Kale Chips And Raw Chocolate”

  1. Danielle said…
    What a great recipe for chocolate clusters! These would make great Christmas presents/treats!
  2. Odelia said…
    Ok, just watched it! You are so pretty! Great treats and done in record time - that was pretty amazing. Marilyn always plays along well - nice segment. :o)
  3. amazing as always. I loooove those chocolate clusters too! They have become a snack staple in our home... always some in the freezer :).
  4. Jassie said…
    Meghan! combine the kale and the chocolate....Dehydrate YUM!
  5. Jen said…
    Since finding out that I am gluten intolerant, I miss ravioli and other favourite pasta dishes. I would love to see some sort of sweet potato ravioli with sage sauce... but I'm just thinking out loud. Is that mainstream enough???
  6. via @meghantelpner
  7. Camille said…
    So I tried making the chocolate with CAROB powder, and it became a super clumpy mess. Does anyone have ideas on what to do about that? (It was still tasty ;) )

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