Friday, January 27, 2012

Foodie Friday: Baked Beet Chips

Baked Beet Chips - Copyright 2012 Michelle Loy - Go Wellness
Over the last year I've developed a special fondness for beets.  Although my all-time favorite way to enjoy them so far is roasted, I have enjoyed them in other ways as well.  One of the latest ways I've had fun with beets is by making baked beet chips.  These are great because they're really easy and they can satisfy that craving for something crunchy.  This recipe actually works with other veggies, too, like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots.  Cooking times may vary depending on the veggie used.  I let my kids help me make these, and they really enjoy it.  They also like the chips.  If you try them out, let me know what you think.

Baked Beet Chips

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Ingredients:
2 medium beets
Spray olive oil (or about 1 tsp olive oil)
Sea salt

Sliced beet rounds - Copyright 2012 Michelle Loy - Go Wellness
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 325F.
2.  Using a mandoline slicer, slice the beets into thin rounds (about 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick - I use the narrowest setting on my mandoline slicer.)      
3.  Place the beet rounds in a single layer on a baking sheet.  (I also use a wire rack, which really helps distribute the heat evenly around the beet slices.)  Lightly spray with olive oil.  (If you do not have an olive oil mister, toss the beet rounds into a bowl before placing on the baking sheet, and drizzle with about 1 tsp of olive oil.)  Season with salt.  (I'm pretty light-handed with this since I personally don't like the chips too salty.)
4.  Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until the edges begin to crisp up.  (Baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the beet rounds and your oven. Just check on them starting at about 25 minutes.) Once finished, remove from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet.  Enjoy!

Serves: 2
Nutritional Information:
Calories:  56   Carbohydrate:  8 g   Protein:  1.4 g   Fat:   2.4 g   Cholesterol:  0 mg   Fiber:  2.4 g   Sodium:  137 mg
Excellent source of: folate

2 comments:

Daphne said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!! These will be my goto chips from now on.

Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RD said...[Reply to comment]

@DaphneThank you so much for the comment! I'm glad you like them!

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