Last month, it was macaroons and “grawnola”, this time around it’s ‘cheesy’ kale chips, sprouted sunflower seeds, and unique fruit leathers courtesy of the folks at Kaia Foods, an Oakland-based company started in 2006. Creator Nick Kelley left a career in finance to fulfill his dream of making “minimally processed, truly healthy food more readily available to everyone”.
As you know, I only do giveaways of products I enjoy myself. Kaia Foods’ spiced sprouted sunflower seeds are a staple in my kitchen. The teriyaki and garlic varieties instantly liven up salads, the sweet curry flavor adds a delicious crunch to soups, and the cocoa molé sunflower seeds are perfect airport food. The lime-ginger fruit leather is my favorite (orange + banana + kale + lime juice + ginger!). As for kale chips — there is never a wrong time for those!