Sour cream and onion kale chips

Hi ๐Ÿ˜€ How are ya doing? Hope youโ€™re having a fantastic night <3

We just got back from a little walk with Bell

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[First we were at the dog park, but there were 2 big dogs on the little dog side and one aggressive one that kept trying to fight with the other dogs, so we peaced out]

and came home to a broken dehydrator.


You see, I fill it up with tasty treats to dehydrate but by the next day, itโ€™s half-empty.

I think itโ€™s eating what I put in there.

Yes, that must be it ๐Ÿ˜‰

In all seriousness though, cheezy kale chips have a serious rival: the sour cream and onion kale chip.


When Angela posted these last week, I knew I had to try them since I luuuuurve my kale chips ๐Ÿ™‚ The recipe is my friend Dougโ€™s, and itโ€™s amazing- seriously tastes like the real thing, but better.

Cashews as the base:


and I used my slicing skillz since the mandolin is in the POD ๐Ÿ™‚


The only changes I made to the original recipe:

-added garlic powder

-extra sea salt + more on top before dehydrating

-next time, I would use less cashews (1 C) or 2 bunches of kale- it was a lot of coating!

The house smells AWESOME (very oniony haha). The Pilot said it smells โ€œpretty fierceโ€ but I think he means delicious [heโ€™s been snacking on them out of the dehydrator, too]

After brunch this morning, we ran some errands, I took a nap and woke up to a salad beast ๐Ÿ˜€


The Pilot knew I would be hungry when I woke up, so he made my favorite salad to be waiting for me in the fridge. What a guy <3

Snack later this evening:

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Brown rice cereal with almond milk, organic raspberries and cinnamon

Weโ€™re going to watch a movie and chillax, so Iโ€™ll see ya in the morning!



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  1. Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh on May 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I saw those Kale chips! They look yummy! I just got dehydrator because you always make such delicious goodness in it ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to try things!!

  2. Dynamics on May 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Ha Ha, I was told to dehydrate onions OUTSIDE. I really should try making some kale chips. It seems this is a major problem with dehydrators. (disappearing)

  3. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    i’ve been brainstorming new kale chip flavours, and this is definitely on the list!
    i think my dehydrator eats some of my goodies too LOL

  4. Kilee on May 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    That sounds like such a nice night! You have an amazing pilot. Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Gina @Running to the Kitchen on May 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Even broken, they look good ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. babs on May 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    The chips look amazing. I’m a huge onion fan, so these would be right up my alley ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Laura J. on May 30, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I can’t get over how freakin sweet and thoughtful your Pilot is! You’re a lucky girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on May 30, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I saw Angela make those kale chips last week. It’s a good thing that I am not a huge onion lover b/c even I am going ga-ga for those…and if I was really “into” onions, well, i’d be drooling all over my keyboard ๐Ÿ™‚

    And nothing worse than dogs outta control at the dog park. Usually the owners say something like, “oh but he’s so friendly”….as they are about to eat the smaller dogs as a snack. I used to have small dogs and that was a classic occurrence.

    Hope you guys have a Happy Memorial Day…and thanks to the Pilot for his service!

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) on May 30, 2011 at 12:48 am

    i hate it when there are aggressive dogs at the dog park…especially when the owners don’t do anything to really stop it! at least it’s fun to walk elsewhere ๐Ÿ™‚ and at least you had delicious kale chips in your broken dehydrator ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Kris | on May 30, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Ahhh thanks for the reminder on how much I love brown rice cereal! it is a very fun snack and I should really get back on that horse soon!

    Have a great evening ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Nicole on May 30, 2011 at 3:11 am

    WOW! Sour cream and onion kale chips… I’m salivating at midnight! I am definitely making these VERY soon… the pictures look amazing.

  12. Katherine: Unemployed on May 30, 2011 at 6:20 am

    what a great recipe! it does look like a lot of coating but so yummy

  13. Tori (Fresh Fruition) on May 30, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I can’t wait to make some kale chips of my own! Woo!

  14. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on May 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I don’t have a dehydrator so I just make my kale chips in the oven, and I really wish I’d purchased some kale this weekend because I’m craving some now! Hope you and the Pilot have a lovely Memorial Day!

  15. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I need to figure out a way to make a nut-free version of these because they look fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on May 30, 2011 at 8:32 am

    haha – you’re right, the dehydrator MUST be broken. Too funny!

  17. Holly @ The Runny Egg on May 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

    When I first saw the picture of the dehydrator pans, I thought “yeesh I hope those aren’t macaroons gone horribly wrong” — since I actually thought it was broken!

  18. Lisa on May 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I need to find raw cashews; all I see around here are roasted. I finally caved and bought a dehydrator.

  19. Michelle C on May 30, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Isn’t the dog park hard to navigate sometimes? I hate when other people don’t control their aggressive dogs! Or they try to say “oh, she’s just playing!”

  20. MMiller on May 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Do you have any instructions on how to do the kale chips without a dehydrator? I have tasted them and really liked them, but don’t have a dehydrator!

    • Fitnessista on May 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      you can do them on the oven’s lowest setting on a cookie sheet, with the door slightly ajar

  21. Krystina (Organically Me) on May 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    You have the most gorg hair ever.

    • Fitnessista on May 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      aww thank you!

  22. britt on May 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    those kale chips look amazing! i always just toast mine up in the oven with a little evoo, salt and pepper. they are always so good but yours look absolutely delicious!

  23. Mac on May 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I think a broken hydrator is even worse than not having one at all like me! It definitely going on my wedding registry list when that day comes around!

  24. Lacy on May 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Mmmm! What kind of dressing is on that salad, Gina? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2011 at 12:15 am

      TJs italian with balsamic

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