Saturday, March 27, 2010
Zucchini Chips to Dry For!
These "chips" are one of my favorite healthy snacks - they're yummy, addictive, and extremely nourishing! They're also considered a raw (or "living") food as they're not cooked. Instead, they're dried in a food dehydrator to preserve their maximum nutritional benefit.
This recipe is from the "Raw Dimension" chapter of my 2nd edition book Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. Hope you enjoy!!
Although this is the only recipe in this book to require a food dehydrator, I had to include it. These chips are easy to make, healthy, and completely delicious! For once, decadent snacking means guilt-free eats!
3 cups sliced zucchini (2 medium zucchinis), sliced very thinly
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ teaspoon each: garlic granules and seasoned salt
¼ teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper
1. Place the zucchini slices in a medium bowl and toss very well with all of the remaining ingredients.
2. Spread out in a single layer in your food dehydrator (I use a ParaFlexx sheet as it makes for much easier clean-up) and dry at 105° F. for about 10 hours, or until you can no longer stand the delicious smell.
3. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. These don’t last long in our house!
Serves 2; GF/SF/Green (according to the guidelines in Radiant Health, Inner Wealth)
Tip: An Excalibur food dehydrator is an excellent investment. Drying at 105° F. still makes for “living” foods, and is a great way to provide on-the-go snacks that are totally healthy.