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Raw Vegan Dehydrated Snacks: Kale Chips

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Raw Vegan Dehydrated Snacks: Kale Chips

Unlock a World of Raw Vegan Snacking with the Dehydrator

Delve into a world of nutritious, satisfying snacks with the dehydrator, an indispensable tool in raw vegan cuisine, often dubbed the “raw foodist oven.” This appliance preserves and enhances ingredients’ nutritional value, offering delightful options like crispy chips and textured bread while maintaining the raw integrity of meals. For raw food enthusiasts seeking convenient, nutrient-rich options, the dehydrator is the answer, harmonizing taste, texture, and health benefits seamlessly.

Learn about maximizing the benefits of a food dehydrator for a raw vegan diet in our blog “How to Use A Food Dehydrator for a Raw Vegan Diet,” where we explore its uses, benefits, and recommended types, along with tips and recipes to make the most out of this essential kitchen appliance.

Discovering the Benefits of Raw Food

As we shift from talking about how to use a dehydrator to exploring the benefits of raw food, it’s clear that these two aspects go hand in hand, offering endless opportunities for nutritious meals. To delve deeper into the benefits of raw food and understand why cooking isn’t always necessary, consider exploring some of our previous posts:

Embracing the Benefits of Kale:

Now, let’s take a deeper look into the benefits of raw food and explore the nutritional powerhouse that is kale. Raw food diets are celebrated for their ability to promote better digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall well-being, thanks to their preservation of vital nutrients and enzymes.

Kale, with its vibrant green leaves and robust flavor, stands out as a nutritional powerhouse among leafy greens. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, kale boasts a myriad of health benefits. From supporting immune function and promoting heart health to aiding in digestion and bone strength, this versatile superfood offers a wealth of nutrients to nourish and fortify the body.

Dehydrated Kale Chips Recipe

Here is a recipe that highlights kale’s versatility in a dehydrator. By dehydrating kale into crispy and flavorful chips, we not only retain its nutritional integrity but also elevate its appeal as a delicious and nutritious snack option. Here’s how to make dehydrated kale chips:

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and cut or torn into large pieces

Basic Sauce

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper to taste
  • Spices and herbs (optional)


Cheese Sauce

 

  • 1 cup Brazil nuts, cashews, or sunflowers, soaked (or a combination)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ – 1 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp miso or chickpea miso
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ – 1 cup water
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp of Nutritional yeast (optional)

 

Pizza Sauce

 

  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, soaked
  • ½ cup hemp seed
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes, soaked
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper


Directions

  1. Cut and de-stem kale and place in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the kale, massaging and coating each piece.
  3. Add optional seasonings or sauce* and massage into the kale until completely covered.
  4. Spread the kale evenly onto dehydrator trays with Teflex® sheets, without overlapping.
  5. Dehydrate at 105 degrees F for 12-24 hours for a crispy chip.

*For the “cheese” sauce or “pizza” sauce: combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender except kale, and blend until smooth.

Unleash the Potential of Raw Vegan Snacking

With the dehydrator as your culinary ally, embrace a world of raw vegan snacking that offers an abundance of delicious and nutritious possibilities. From crispy delights to flavorful treats, the realm of dehydrated snacks is as diverse as it is delectable. Elevate your snacking experience and embark on a journey of raw vegan culinary exploration with the endless creative options your dehydrator unlocks.

Explore More Raw Vegan Recipes

On our blog, An Oasis of Healing blog, you can find some of the best recipes using a food dehydrator. Here are some of them:

Find much more on our website! And we will soon share some fun and delicious dehydrated snack recipes with you!

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