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                                    Gluten free Snacks

Kale Chips

Kale chips are a super-nutritious stand-in for potato chips or crackers—and so delicious!


1 bunch of kale, washed, cut into 2” pieces with ribs removed (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt

1. PREHEAT the oven to 325° F.
2. TOSS the kale with the olive oil and salt.
3. PLACE on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, mixing once half-way through. The kale should be crispy, not browned.

NUTRITION (per serving) 51 cal

Spice Roasted Nuts

Toasting nuts awakens and deepens their natural flavor, plus it allows you to customize them with your own favorite spice mixtures. Here are four reliable routes to take. Each version makes 4 servings.

Chili Almonds
⅛ tsp chili powder + ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper + salt + 1 c whole unpeeled almonds
NUTRITION (per serving) 116 cal

Curried Cashews
1 tsp curry powder + 1 c unsalted cashews
NUTRITION (per serving) 111 cal

Five-Spice Peanuts
½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder + 1 c salted peanuts
NUTRITION (per serving) 120 cal, 11 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 11 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

Cocoa Pecans
½ Tbsp cocoa powder + 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon + 2 Tbsp sugar + 1 c pecan halves
NUTRITION (per serving) 128 cal, 12 g fat, 2 g sat.fat, 150 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

1. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F.
2. HEAT 1 Tbsp butter and the appropriate spices in a small saucepan.
3. STIR in the nuts, then spread them on a baking sheet.
4. ROAST for 10 to 12 minutes, until very fragrant and warm, but not overly toasted

Seeded Tortilla Chips

When baked, chia seeds take on a nutty taste while still harboring those brain-boosting omega-3s. 


¼ c flax seeds
3 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 lg egg white
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
6 flour tortillas (8"-10")

1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
2. STIR together seeds.
3. WHISK together egg white, chili powder, and salt.
4. BRUSH tops of tortillas with egg white mixture and sprinkle evenly with seeds.
5. CUT each tortilla into 12 triangular pieces. Arrange half of chips, seed side up, in single layer on 2 large baking sheets.
6. BAKE in upper and lower thirds of oven until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes.
7. COOL on racks. Bake remaining chips and cool. (Makes 72 chips)

NUTRITION (per serving) 108 cal,