Raw Beet Chips!

Raw Beet ChipsOk, so you want to transiting to a raw food lifestyle but you’re wondering how you’ll get by without a tasty bag of chips every now and then…well worry not – you can make super tasty raw organic beet chips in the dehydrator that will rival any bag of frito lays…

Best of all, this raw food snack is extremely easy to make, and will satisfy that occasional crunchy craving. All you need is a mandoline. What in the heck is a mandoline you might ask? It’s just a fancy name, that also sounds like an instrument, for a japanese kitchen tool that essentially slices things really thin, which in this case, is what you want – a thin slice to get your chips nice and crunchy. I’ve used about half a dozen or so mandoline slicers and the one I recommend is the Super Benriner Slicer. I like the larger one, so I can get some fat beet or yams or turnips on there to make big round crunchy chips…have you figured out by now that I like my chips crunchy?

SO, all you need is a mandoline slicer – but be careful, they are very sharp! You can use whatever you want to for a chip, I recommend beets, turnips, and yams are also simply heavenly. You can also make zucchini chips but they are less of a personal favorite.

For a nice size batch of beet chips, well…slice as many as you like but let’s just say, for recipes sake…

Raw Beet Chips Recipe

Kitchen Equipment

For this raw food recipe, you will need a dehydrator. I recommend the Excalibur Dehydrator. It’s one of the top 4 raw food kitchen essentials I recommend.

Raw Ingredients

  • 12 beets
  • enough coconut oil to simply lightly cover the beets. (What I have started doing, because too many times I came out with too oily a chip, is I put a teeny tiny bit of  oil in the palm of my hand, and then use my hands to massage the oil into the chips. I’ve also tried other oils, but I still find that coconut oil works the best.
  • I then sprinkle a little cumin or whatever spices I want for seasoning over the beets or whatever vegetable I’m using for a chip

Want to know why I’m not adding salt to this recipe? Giving up salt was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I had no idea how it was sabotaging my weight loss efforts. Want to know more? Get your free download on salt here.

Place them on trays in the dehydrator and you can put them up to 145-150 for about 20 minutes then down to 115 for a few more hours. Depending on how thin you sliced them, these beet chips won’t take too long in the dehydrator. They will also get a little crunchier if you let them cool after you remove them from the dehydrator, before you start eating them.

Enjoy with a tasty dip like my cilantro lime dip, or raw vegan pesto. Don’t forget to share with your partner, friends or family, you might entice them to switch over to raw root chips!

Cilantro dip with beet chips

Enjoy this satisfying raw food snack and discover how easy it is to transition to a raw foods lifestyle. Want to learn how? Check out our Raw Food Hawaii Retreats.

Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,

Laura Dawn

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2 responses to “Raw Beet Chips!”

  1. Laura Dawn says:

    Aloha Dana, no I don’t recommend peanut oil. You can make the beet chips without oil and they will turn out fine, I’ve done it without oil many times. Good for you for steering clear of the salt!

  2. Dana says:

    Can you use any other kind of oil other than coconut oil? I’m highly allergic to coconut and pineapple, and will be put in hospital if I eat, drink or touch them. So can I use any other oils. Maybe peanut oil?

    I’m just learning about dehydrating veggies. I’ve made jerky plenty of times. But never even thought about veggies. So I have come to Pinterest for help. I also have cut my sodium intake to about nothing. I seem to swell up because of it. Not really a problem, I never really cared or it that much anyway. I have even asked the cooks in resteraunts to try not to use a lot on my food. They just look at you. LOL

    Okay, I know I ramble when I shouldn’t. So that you for allowing me to ask my question.

    Dana Collins

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