Dehydrator Snacks

Hey everyone! I don’t know if it’s the calm before the storm but the weather is AMAZING here today. It’s sunny and warmer than it has been and generally pleasant. I have the windows open and I’m getting stuff done and it feels pretty good to be productive.

Part of this burst of productivity includes not one but two dehydrator snacks!

First up I made some salt and vinegar kale chips! I wanted kale chips, I’ve been on an apple cider vinegar kick, and I didn’t want to put THAT much effort into making them so the stars aligned and these Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips are ready to be eaten ;)

Since there wasn’t a thick coating on these kale chips they only took about 3 hours to dehydrate! The seasoning is easy… one tbsp olive oil, two tbsp raw apple cider vinegar and sea salt. Easy as that!

I also figured now was a great time to FINALLY try Gabby’s Raw Wheat Thins Crackers. I’ve been dying to try these since she posted them and now is finally the time :) These take much longer to make so they are still in the dehydrator. They smell great, I can’t wait to try them!

I had to gently cut mine into squares since my dehydrator is a circle but I was impressed that they stayed together. They look soooooo good!

I have another half a tray along with these and I have a feeling they are going to go quick. Yum!

Other than these treats it’s business as usual today. Fingers crossed I can avoid getting called in for jury duty for as long as possible this week.

That’s all for today! Hope all is well with you and I’ll be back with some green food soon :)

Snack Time!

Hey everyone! Rushing today to get out the door for a wedding but here is a quick post with the two snacks that I made yesterday! It was kind of a hectic day and pretty brutal that I had to turn the oven on but I suffered through ;) And it was so worth it! Check out the eats!

How cute are these muffins?! These are Gluten Free Carrot Spice Muffins

I used my recipe for Gluten Free Carrot Spice Oat Bread with a minor tweak. I basically just left out the white sugar. I thought it would be sweet enough with just the maple syrup, bananas, carrots and raisins. I was right! No white sugar necessary so these cuties are naturally sweetened. And the best part? I plugged the recipe in to the Lose It! app and each muffin is less than 200 calories! Gotta love that! Oh and I cut the baking time to 22 minutes :)

Here is the inside! It wasn’t too sweet but just sweet enough. The only thing was that they stuck to the paper a little bit. Next time I’ll bake them with no paper and just lightly spray the muffin tins. This is the perfect snack to bring along when I’m working weddings! I popped 8 of them in the freezer so I’ll have these for a while :)
Here’s the amended recipe!
Gluten Free Carrot Spice Muffins!

Dry Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups oat flour
1/2 cup whole oats
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 cup plant milk (I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze)
1 tsp vanilla

Add In Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
2. Mix together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure all ingredients are well incorporated. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate small bowl. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.
3. Add the carrots, raisins and walnuts and mix entire batter together. It will seem like there are more add-in ingredients than batter but just mix together as best you can.
4. Scoop batter evenly into muffin tins. Bake for about 21-23 minutes until there is a little resistance in the muffins.
5. Remove from oven and cool in muffin pan for about 5 minutes. Transfer muffins from pan onto a cooling rack and let rest until completely cool. 

I finally got around to making my Kale Chips! Not just any kale chips though. These are Cool Ranch Kale Chips!  I used this recipe :)
These are SO DELICIOUS! They are really savory and has really great flavor. The chips are super light and they came out great in the dehydrator. The only thing is that I’ll probably puree the onion next time because I feel like it is weird to have chunks of onion on my kale chips. Or at least try to dice them even smaller. Anyway, dehydrator success yet again! I’m on a roll with it now ;)
OK off to work a long ass day again. Have a happy Saturday!

Random Tuesday

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Monday! Mine was ok, just a bit busy so I didn’t have a chance to pop in. My training session went well, my flare up is calming down and I had a lot more strength in my shoulder. I’d say it is at about 70% which is way better than it was last week, so hopefully a few more days and I’ll be back to my regular ass kicking self :)

I have a few fun things to share so lets check it out.

Take a peek in my oven! I made a huge batch of kale chips today. There were two more trays after these. Simply seasoned with sea salt and garlic powder. Yum!

For dinner tonight I’m bringing some sesame tofu, roasted eggplant and onion and some cucumber tomato salad.
I guess that is all for now. My appetite has been a bit weird the past few days but I’m going to try and get back on schedule tomorrow. I’m still planning on try the Vegg stuff soon so stay tuned for that review within the next few days!
Hope you have a great day! Sorry I haven’t been around much but things have been crazy. Hopefully things will calm down soon. :)