‘cheesy’ brussels sprout chips.
gluten free, dairy free, raw, paleo, vegan, and delicious.
yes, for real.
this is a vitally important part of my life right now as i prepare for an upcoming fitness competition… so, i figured i would let you in on some of my favorite recipes that will help you keep your diet in check too! that old saying,”failing to plan is planning to fail” couldn’t be more true! a few of my go-to healthy recipes during competition prep are egg & turkey muffins, juicy jalapeño turkey burgers, oven roasted green beans, and balsamic brussels sprouts!! (try some leftover brussels sprouts cold–i know it sounds weird, but it’s my favorite! it makes them a perfect snack on-the-go!)
while preparing my brussels sprouts before roasting them as usual, i looked at the pile of outer leaves that didn’t quite make the cut…and was inspired by an idea a friend gave me a few years ago! brussel sprout chips! if you’ve ever made these, you know how delicious the crispy loose leaves are after you take them out of the oven! imagine that…plus NACHO CHEESE flavor! oh, doritos…how i don’t even miss you! hah! i modified a recipe I used to use to make kale chips and created greatness.
deliciousness. a little piece of heaven in the form of a healthy, low carb chip! :)
here’s the only catch… i made them in a food dehydrator.
there is something about dehydrating brussels sprouts (and kale) that completely eliminates any bitterness! (if you’ve ever tried to bake kale chips in the oven, you probably know what i’m talking about!)
don’t check out on me yet… if you don’t have one, investing in one would not be a bad idea. dehydrating food preserves so many more nutrients than baking it and especially more than microwaving it (which just zaps everything)!
or, you can bake your veggie chips…just know that you’re missing out a little! ;)
(you can check out a few of the very best dehydrator models i’ve researched and used at several price points, here!)