When you’re in the mood to snack, what do you turn to?

 

If you’re like most people, your mind probably flashed to images of potato chips, salty crackers, cakes or chocolate bars which, while very tasty, aren’t too healthy to be munching on at regular intervals throughout the day.

 

For owners of food dehydrators, snacking brings to mind a delicious array of healthier snacks all of which are homemade. Dehydrated snack options include apple chips, kale chips, sundried tomatoes, banana chips and biltong.

Make your snacking habit a healthy one. Instead of reaching for sugary chocolate or salty potato chips, you can snack on healthier, nutrient-dense foods. Dehydrated fruit may help quench your sweet-tooth while providing nutritional benefits at the same time.

Recipes To Snack On

Sunny Garlic Hummus

courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Hummus is one of the easiest things to make for a trail lunch, and this one has the sunny flavor of oranges. 1 can chickpeas – rinsed and drained¼ cup orange juice½ teaspoon lime juice 2 cloves garlic 1 heaping teaspoon orange zest 2...

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Garlic & Herb Crouton

Ingredients 2 cups fresh almond pulp 2 small zucchini (baby marrow) thinly sliced 1 cup ground flaxseed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons mixed herbs 2 teaspoons crushed garlic ½ teaspoon salt  Directions Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and...

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Seedy Crackers

Ingredients: 4 cups golden flaxseeds4 cups sunflower and pumpkin seeds2 cups chia seeds3 cups onion and red pepper4 cups carrot & celery veggie pulp left over from juicing1 tablespoon garlic powder1 teaspoon sea salt3 teaspoons mixed herbs (optional)1 teaspoon cayenne...

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Healthy Buckwheat Sandwich

Ingredients: ½ cup olive oil 1½ cups sun-dried tomatoes 3 cups sprouted buckwheat 1 cup flaxseed meal 3½ cups peeled zucchini roughly chopped 2 cups apple cored and roughly chopped 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 avocados 1 large onion ½ cup minced fresh parsley...

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Tasty Cheezy Chips

Ingredients: 2 bunches of kale (washed and torn) 2½ cups raw cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours then drained) 2 red peppers (seeded and chopped) 1 clove garlic 2 limes (juice only) 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to more if needed) Directions: Wash kale thoroughly and remove the...

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Sunflower Crackers

Ingredients: 2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked 4 hours, drained and rinsed 1 cup walnuts, soaked 4 hours, drained and rinsed ½ cup sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped ¼ cup filtered water 3 cups zucchini, chopped ½ cup flax meal ¼ cup hemp seeds 1 teaspoon sea salt...

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Strawberry Bars

Ingredients: ¾ cup pitted, soft medjool dates ½ cup mashed banana ¼ cup raw jungle peanut butter or raw almond butter ¼ tsp sea salt 3 tablespoon chia seeds 3 tablespoon hemp seeds 3 tablespoon ground flaxseed 2 cups rolled oats (or gluten free rolled oats) 1 cup...

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Cream Cheeze Spread with Crackers

Ingredients: Spread 2 cups cashews (soaked overnight, rinsed and drained) ¼ to ½ cup water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 small clove garlic 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 5 tablespoons chopped chives Salt to taste Crackers 2 cups almonds (soaked overnight, rinsed and...

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Almond Crackers

Ingredients: ½ cup ground golden flax 1 cup water 3 cups almond nuts (soaked overnight, rinsed and drained) 2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped fine Himalayan Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Stir ground flax in water and set aside for ½ hour to soften....

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Red Beet Chips

Ingredients: 12 beets Olive oil to lightly cover the beets A sprinkle of Salt Directions: Using a Mandoline slicer, carefully slice your beets into chips. Massage your sliced beets with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Place them on trays in the Excalibur or Ezidri...

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Delicious Pulpy Pizza Crust

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh vegetable pulp 5 sun dried tomatoes (finely chopped) 1 small carrot (grated) 1 cup almond pulp/ground almonds 1 cup ground pumpkin seeds ½ cup ground chia ½ red onion(finely chopped) 3 tablespoons tamari 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon...

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Flax and Carrot Crackers

Ingredients: 3 cups of carrot pulp ½ cup flax seeds 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon mixed herbs and spices A pinch of salt Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Spread mixture onto Paraflexx Sheets on an Excalibur Dehydrator tray or onto a...

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Zucchini Crackers

Ingredients: 2½ cups walnuts 2½ cups peeled cubed zucchini ½ cup ground golden flax seed ¼ cup hemp or sesame seed 2 teaspoons Himalayan salt (less if using fine Celtic sea salt) Directions: In a Super blender, grind the walnuts into crumbs. Transfer contents to a...

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Zucchini Chips

Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini/cucumber 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and other seasoning to taste Directions: Wash and slice zucchini/cucumber into ¼ inch using a Mandoline slicer or a knife. In a bowl mix zucchini/cucumber with all seasoning. Place zucchini/cucumber...

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