Saturday, August 24, 2013
Beet Green Chips
We are all getting pretty savvy in our knowledge of the amazing benefits of greens. When thinking about healthy greens, do not forget to include beet greens. Beet greens are full of chlorophyl (which has awesome benefits for our blood), fiber, iron, protein, calcium beta carotene and vitamins A, B, and C. The next time you buy beets, chop off the greens, wash and prepare!
Greens from 4 beets, cleaned, de-stemmed, ripped into "chip" size
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
How I did it:
1. After you clean the beet greens, pat them dry with a towel. Then add all of the remaining ingredients.
2. Toss with your hands until all the greens are covered with oil and seasonings.
3. Place beet greens in your dehydrator. Be sure all greens are laying in a single layer.
4. Dehydrate for 1-2 hours. Check on your beet green progress after an hour.
No dehydrator? No problem!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. After preparing the greens, lay them out, single layered, on a baking sheet. Place them in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges begin browning and the leaves are crispy. Still soggy? Put them back in. Then enjoy!
Everyone in our house LOVES beet green chips, even Little Sister. I tried so hard to get a picture of her stuffing her mouth full but all I caught was the aftermath.