Whole30 week 3 is upon us! It's been fine, really. I'm super proud of my girl Megan (and her fiancé Nando!) for not only inspiring me to experience Whole30, but for leading by example and completely embracing the experience. The two of them have impressed me countless times with their creativity, eagerness to experiment, and excitement to achieve a successful lifestyle change. As for me...I've challenged myself to post something weekly, to keep things fresh for me, and to share some recipes with you! :)
These can't get more simple. Seriously. Have you tried all the many varieties of Terra chips? Well...in the spirit of Whole30, I didn't want to buy anything packaged, but needed some crispy crunch in my life. I apparently am a fiend for interesting texture...and these have it! The toughest part of this recipe is not slicing your finger using your mandoline slicer. If you don't already have one, get one! They're really reasonably priced, and you can make so many things with this fabulous kitchen gadget! It makes your cutting life much easier, saves you time, and is even pretty easy to clean.
Beets (however many you'd like to make!)
Coconut oil spray
The key here is oven temp. Keep it low!! 200-250, max. Otherwise you'll burn your beets, and just be unhappy with your performance. Depending on the size of the beet, you may want to cut it down the middle before making your slices with the mandoline. Personal preference, though. Slice all of your beets and try to evenly distribute them over a baking sheet. Place in your preheated oven for a solid 45 minutes, to start the dehydration process. Lightly spray with coconut oil, sprinkle with some sea salt (I use freshly ground pink himalayan from Trader Joe's when I'm trying to be fancy), and place back in the oven. Give it another 45 minutes, then pull from the oven and turn over the beet slices, and put back in for another 45 or so. Total time will vary, depending on how thinly you sliced them. Once they seem pretty dried out (probably 2.5-3 hours later), remove them from the oven and let cool. If they're done, within 5 minutes or so, they'll crisp up. If they're not quite done, they'll still be chewy (lucky you, you get to be the texture taster!). Careful to not burn....so don't be tempted to crank up the heat to "speed up the process." You'll end up with a big #fail, so don't do it!!
Again...these are simple! You just need some patience...so make them when you're at home binge watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix like me. :) Make a big batch (will require multiple baking sheets), invite a bud over, share the crunch and continue watching!
MACROS (per 100g of raw beet)
Fat minimal (depending on how heavy your spray is)