Are "cheesy" kale chips a decent choice?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Before my Paleo days, I used to make dehydrated kale chips seasoned with nutritional yeast that had a delightful cheesy flavor. They were a fun treat, since I cannot eat dairy or gluten at all and have few crunchy snack options. I haven't used nutritional yeast since shifting to a Paleo diet a couple of years ago. Somehow it didn't seem appropriate. Now I'm wondering if I was too stringent in my limitations.

What do you think? Are these "cheesy" kale chips flying in the face of basic Paleo principles? My reasons for not eating grains, legumes, dairy, and artificial stuff are health-based, not history-based if that info helps.




on October 06, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I would gobble them right up.

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on October 06, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Nutritional yeasty has a lot of B vitamins in it (and is often supplemented with b12), which is why vegans love it. Besides being a more highly "processed food," there isn't anything inherently non paleo about it.


on March 14, 2014
at 02:40 PM

I get Kale chips from Trader Joe's and they list cashews as the 'cheesy' element



on October 07, 2012
at 02:55 PM

i used to make kale chips every day- not kidding. i was seriously obsessed with them. when i stopped using nooch, i noticed that a mixture of tahini and bragg's was very cheesy tasting.

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on October 06, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Eh, I've come across some bad stuff about yeast while browsing the internet. Someone asked about it on paleohacks already, hope this helps :-) http://paleohacks.com/questions/66585/any-reason-not-to-eat-nutritional-yeast#axzz28SDl5Iz4

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