High protein kale chips are a fantastic snack, or complement to lunch! Loaded with flavor, the leaves are coated in plant-based protein powder before baking.
Healthy Vegan Snacks with Protein
My day here in Texas started much like my other weekdays, with the sound of foghorns (a reminder of home in the SF Bay Area) transmitting from my cellphone alarm at 5:00 a.m. to go teach exercise class. I am, and always have been an early riser, so there’s (relatively) little pain in awaking so early (it largely depends on how late I stayed up reading). I get a little bit of time to collect my thoughts and ideas for the day before heading off to teach, and a chance to glug a cup of tea for a pre-workout perk (I love you, Yorkshire Gold tea…)
Mid-slurp, I made the decision. It’s about snacks. Healthy snacks. High-powered snacks. Protein-packed snacks. Fruity snacks. It’s how I prefer to eat most of the day. So for awhile, I am going to share a lot of my favorite portable snacks here on Power Hungry. You can think of them as mini-meals, portable food, or whatever you like if you don’t like the connotations of “snacks.”
Part of the reason for my focus on portable food is that I am training for Ragnar Chicago!
Do you know about Ragnar? It is a 200-mile running relay race that you complete with a van-load of friends over the course of a day and a half. I am so excited!!! We are running from Madison, Wisconsin (have never been) to Chicago. As I get ready, I’ve been more focused than usual on making ready-to-eat, portable foods to keep my energy high.
Kale Chips with a Protein Twist
These kale chips are a perfect example. I know you’ve seen many a kale chip recipe, but these have a protein twist. The kale chips made with a spritz of oil and sprinkle of salt are irresistible, but they need to be eaten immediately. Moreover, they are delicate. By contrast, these chips are sturdy, crunchy, cheese-y, and will keep in an airtight container for several days. Moreover, they pack a protein punch thanks to the addition of pea protein powder.
Happy munching–and look for many more powered-up snacks in the days and weeks to come!
These sound wonderful,
Do you have pemmican recipes like Tanka Bars? Or jerkey? I understand celery juice powder is used as a nitrite against botulism but do not understand at what stage to use it. Here is a youtube link where they show early steps of Tanka bars. They seem to do things in a different order than other recipes. Not sure at what stage they sm9ke the meat. Must be after grinding? Making our Tanka Bars: http://youtu.be/XN_uT05djts
Friday 5th of June 2015
I have never heard of Tanka bars, but I will check them out--thanks!