I’m a strong believer that what you eat reflects your skin, hair, and well being. I love that fruit and vegetables can heal, that they can cure health problems, and make you feel good! Food truly is, for the soul.
But don’t get me wrong, I can down a bag of sour cream & onion chips and a Twinkie in minutes! Which is one of the reasons I started making my own homemade treats. Now lets be honest… many of us just don’t have the time to dehydrate an apple for 12 hours! So I always have a few fruits or vegetables in the kitchen, and I prepare food in advanced. It’s a great way to stay on top of a snacking addiction, and fulfilling all of your cravings!
Lets get cooking!
Prep time: 15mins
Cook time: 45mins-3hours
Here’s what you need:
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 1 sweet potato
- A mandolin (for slicing)
- Parchment paper
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Salt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 220F
- Place parchment paper on your pans
- Wash apple & potato
- Slice banana very very thin with a knife (Penny size thin)
- Slice apple with mandolin or sharp knife (Loonie size thin) You can core the apple or leave it in, some people prefer the core in (less crispy.)
- Slice sweet potato with knife or mandolin. About 2cm thin
- Place fruit & veggies on pans (make sure the pieces are not touching or overlapping)
- Cook bananas for 30-45 minutes turning halfway through until crispy and no longer gooey
- Remove from oven, cool on rack.
- Continue cooking sweet potato & apple for the remanding 2hours and 15mintues. Turning half way through, swap racks if using two trays. Cook until crisp!
The thicker the fruit or vegetable – the longer you will have to cook! You will know when it’s the crispiness you desire.
Let cool on a rack & voila! A healthy chip mix!
*Sprinkle cinnamon & brown sugar on apples and store separately if desired.
Sprinkle salt on the sweet potatoes if you really want a delicious chip fix!*
Store in an air tight container.
Oh and did I mention your dog can eat all of that too? Only if you have left them plain of course and you have taken the apple seeds out. Apple seeds are very, very bad for dogs!!
Now the benefits!
Cardiovascular benefits, an antioxidant, high in fiber & vitamin C
Great for your eyes, high in vitamin B6, C, manganese, fiber & potassium
An antioxidant, high in vitamin A, C, manganese, B6, fiber, B5 + so much more!
Please note: I am not a nutritionist, or involved in any health practice. This information comes from extensive reading and research.
*These instructions are guidelines only. Freezing times may vary*