When I watched the Growing Your Greens video for dehydrating vegetable chips, I was intrigued. John was plucking all sort of leaves, not just kale. This was new for me even though we have made kale chips. Then he proceeded to season those leaves like they were the next fast food item to be offered at Whole Foods. Amazing!
I was amazed but did nothing with my new-found knowledge until last week. The broccoli plants in my garden were needing extraction to make way for new vegetable plants. While the broccoli was done producing little flowerettes, each plant had an abundance of healthy tender leaves. I decided to put John’s method to a test.
The process is quick and straightforward — so simple your kids could do it. Six hours later we were eating crispy seasoned broccoli chips and marveling over how sweet they were. We ate and kept eating. How could a food this fun be so healthy? With the low temperature used in dehydrating, these broccoli chips are considered raw by many people. Most of the nutrients are still intact.
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