These are a great substitute for cheetos , Ver wonder what is in CHEETOS??
Take a look at this combinatiopn of YUCK! Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Monoitrate, Riboflavin, and Frolic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, or sunflower oil), Whey, Salt, Cheddar Cheese, (Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes). Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Disodium Phosphate, Sour Cream (Cultured Cream, Nonfat Milk), Artificial Flavor, Monosodium Glutmate, Lactic Acid, Artificial Colors (Including Yellow 6), and Citric Acid. Contains Milk. Uh YUCKO!!!
These are much easier to make and PACKED with protein, vitamins and minerals! Some of the nutrients are lost in dehydration probably a bit, but mostly just the water! As you know schmexie, fresh fruits, vegetables are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that keep your body healthy. These foods can quickly go bad after sitting uneaten in your refrigerator or on your counter. Dehydrating these foods expands their shelf life because microorganisms cannot spoil the dried foods; however, dehydration removes nutritional value.
A food dehydrator does not heat the produce to the point of destroying nutrients. When you can foods that are low in acid you must heat it to 240 degrees and high acid foods need to reach 212 degrees to kill all bacteria. At these temperatures the produce looses not only enzymes they also loose nutrients. A food dehydrator dries the product to an internal temperature of 120 degrees. At this low temperature the product retains their nutrients, enzymes and water soluble vitamins and minerals with out cooking the food. Food bacteria can not grow in a dry environment dehydrated foods will not grow mold or spoil. Vitamin A is not lost during the dehydrating process. Vitamin A is lost when foods are exposed to light. Best news schmexies is thatdehydrated foods retain the enzymes that aid in digestion, stimulate your sexybrain and aid in tissue repair.
Excalibur is the gold standard of dehydrators but both Bed Bath and Beyond and Walmart have models under $75.
So make a dressing out of 1 Red Pepper, 3 TBS of nutritional yeast, 1 cup of presoaked raw walnuts, tumeric powder and some water, Blend well. Massage well into Kale leaves and then place on trays of dehydrator overnite or for 8-10 hours at 118 degrees.
I use extra bits and pieces to top salads, soups and sandwiches!!
BBQ Rawcipe for Kale Chips
2 chipotle chilis, soaked
1/2 cup soaking water from chipotle chilis
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp tamari
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp onion powder
2 TBS lemon
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup soft dates
Dillyiscious Kale Chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons dried dill
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons raw soy sauce (nama shoyu or tamari)