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Beet Chips Raw Recipe

Ask anyone who knows me what my biggest downfall is when it comes to food, and they will tell you potato chips. When stress mounts, I can just hear the chips little voices. “Susan, we will make you feel better. Susan, we are crunchy and salty. Susan, we taste so good.” What they forget to say is, “Susan, we will bloat you like there is no tomorrow. We will load your bloodstream with fat. The oil we have been fried in will clog your arteries and you will feel like crap shortly after you eat us.” I know all of this but for some reason, when I am in that moment, the only thing I seem to hear is the chips siren song.



I have tried to find some alternatives that I really like. Potatoes just don’t get a good texture in the dehydrator. Plus, I am looking for color (phytonutrients) in my food. I had picked up some beets at the market, thinking that I would pickle them. But when I pulled them out, I changed my mind. Grabbing the mandoline, I started slicing. A little cider vinegar was added along with a final touch of Himalayan salt and a sprinkle of pepper. Into the dehydrator and 24 hours later I had a delicious snack that is giving those potato chips a run.

Dehydration Tip

Don’t worry about the higher start temp. In the beginning, the food stays cool because it is throwing off water. The food will never get above the 118 degrees to stay raw.



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  1. Ian wrote on July 7, 2016

    Try using the same but, with Parsnips. The finished Parsnips are actually sweeter than the Beets.

  2. IRENE wrote on September 12, 2015

    Hi Susan, just wondering if it is a good idea to store them for later or I have to eat them right away? 🙂

    • Susan wrote on September 12, 2015

      You can store them in an air-tight container and if they soften at all (humidity) just pop them back in the dehydrator. Cheers!

  3. Bruce wrote on August 14, 2015

    New to this. How do you peel beets? Potato peeler?

    • Susan wrote on August 14, 2015

      Yes, you can use a vegetable peeler. Cheers!

  4. Sarah wrote on June 26, 2015

    Just wondering if you have to peel the beets first or just wash them well, then slice?

    Thank you

    • Susan wrote on June 29, 2015

      Hi, Sara, I do peel them. The skins are pretty tough. 🙂

  5. Catharine wrote on May 8, 2015

    Do you cook the beets first or just slice them?

    • Susan wrote on May 14, 2015

      Hi, Catharine, Since this is a raw site, we don’t cook the beets. Cheers!

  6. Sherry wrote on November 18, 2014

    where I bought my dehydrated green beans the lady told me she uses fresh green bean . This is what I will be trying


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