Fruit and Veggie Chips

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I love the nurses in my life! I have family and friends who are nurses.  Anyone who can spend their day caring for a complete stranger is amazing in my book. If you are blessed enough to have a nurse in your life, you know they are the most patient and loving people in the world. But, you also know how they work those crazy 12-hour shifts and/or have to work the dreaded night shifts. I remember my sister, Tonya, working hard overnight when she first started her nursing career. It was tough watching her be sleep deprived on her days off. Then, all of the sudden she would get her second wind at 2:00 a.m. and couldn’t get herself back to sleep. She would end up eating “lunch” in those wee morning hours. Now she doesn’t have to work those night shifts. Her sleep has gotten somewhat better but over a decade later, she will still get a craving for a late-night snack. She had asked me for ideas on healthy snacks. This is one of those recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Any veggie or fruit- thinly sliced. (I used bananas, zucchini, and apples)

Procedure:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250*F. Line some baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Thinly slice your veggies and fruit. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake 2 and 1/2 – 3 hours. Pull out of the oven and let them sit for half an hour. (If you would like to add seasoning, do it as soon as you take them out of the oven. Lightly spray the chips with a little oil and then add seasoning).
  4. Enjoy!

My Conclusion:

I read many recipes on dehydrating fruits and vegetables. A bulk of them suggested cooking them on the lowest temperature in the oven for several hours. My bananas and apples came out a little chewy having them at a higher temperature but I liked it. It was almost like having a fruit jerky. My sister enjoys having a new healthy late-night snack.

Be sure to comment below and let me know your favorite dehydrating tips or recipes.

Peace and Blessings 😊

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