I will admit that it took me a long time to jump on the kale train. I didn’t get the appeal of it. I, for one, like to completely enjoy everything I consume, so kale and I were not on a first-name basis. Enter: Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale (in “Nasty Hot”) – the dehydrated kale is covered in red bell pepper, cashews, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, chickpea miso, Himalayan sea salt, and cayenne pepper – and each bite delivers a spicy kick! One ounce (which is a little less than half the box) is just 134 calories, but packs a punch with vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and 9g of protein. While these tasty snacks are no match for fresh kale as part of a larger meal –they opened the door for me and became an excellent alternative to snacking on potato chips.
2.5-oz. box, $7.49; bradsrawchips.com