The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are full of excitement with lots of family, friends and delicious foods to enjoy. If you're looking to enhance that experience even more this holiday season with some healthier options, then it's time to put your food dehydrator to work.
There's no better time to layout the red carpet and produce some amazing food dehydrator recipes, than during the holiday season. By offering some dehydrated food options in your holiday meals, you and all those around you, will get to enjoy a host of exciting dehydrated foods that are healthy and rich in nutrients.
Here are a few scrumptious creations to consider including in your holiday menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just about anytime you decide to whip up some goodies for dinner. I doubt that there will be any guilty feelings after diving into these options:
Now here's a healthy way to start your Thanksgiving plate this year. Thanks to authors Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz, for unveiling this yummy Thanksgiving recipe combination in their amazing cookbook, or shall we say "uncookbook", Love on a Plate "uncookbook". If you were ever looking for a more healthier, nutritious and guilt-free holiday meal, then 'This is It"! Here's what you'll need to put this combination of 4 different together.
Vegan Turkey Ingredients:
Un-Chicken Kiev Ingredients:
Cranberry Dressing Ingredients:
For more amazing recipes like this, get the Love on a Plate UnCookbook.
For those who want more meatless holiday meal options, but still want the meaty texture and flavor, this Save-the Turkey Portobello Mushroom recipe is certainly a tasty and healthy option to explore. Mimi Kirk, who shares all the details about this recipe over at Young on Raw Food, credits a plant-based diet to her youthful look. Read more about her incredible story here. Now, take a look at some of the ingredients for this awesome recipe:
Save-the Turkey Portobello Mushroom Ingredients:
For more amazing recipes like this, get Mimi Kirk’s Live Raw cookbook.
Here's an amazing Raw Corn Bread recipe to start with this holiday season using your food dehydrator. Melissa Cantrelle & Dan Coppersmith of Loving Super Foods shares all the details on how to make this yummy cornbread. Here are a few things you'll need to get started:
Raw Corn Bread Ingredients:
Susan from rawmazing.com shares this delicious and healthy Pumpkin pie masterpiece that will leave your guests begging for more. One comment mentioned by someone was "...my dinner guests absolutely LOVED this pie and couldn’t believe it was “raw.” Give your guests a taste test, and let's see if they can tell the difference between a traditional pumpkin pie and this raw pumpkin pie. Here are some of items you'll need for this recipe:
Raw Pumpkin Pie Ingredients:
These squash chips are crunchy and full of flavor. The kids will definitely enjoy these munching on them. In fact, Stephanie from Real Food Enthusiast who shares this wonderful recipe, says that her kids "...gobble them up!". It's a simple recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Here are some of the ingredients you'll need to start making these chips:
Squash Chips Ingredients:
Dehydrator setting: 125º
These Raw Carrort Crackers are not only crunchy and tasty, they're also packed with some nutritional goodness. Included in these crackers you'll get vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, fiber and so much more to keep you both healthy and happy. Jenné, from sweetpotatosoul.com, says that she lost cravings for her favorite tortilla chips after diving into these carrot crackers. Here's what you'll need to start making these crackers:
Raw Carrot Crackers Ingredients:
Dehydrator setting: 145º for 1 hour, then reduce heat to 112º
Why not steer away from the traditional canned cranberry jelly this holiday season, and make your own with this delicious Cranberry Orange Relish recipe from the Living Light Culinary institute. Just keep in mind that this isn't your ordinary cranberry relish. In fact, it just might be much better. With a touch of orange and walnuts, it just may surpass your expectations. Here are some of the items you'll need:
Cranberry Orange Relish Ingredients:
Dehydrator setting: 115º - 125º
If you're not a big fan of turkey or just want to go the meatless route this holiday season, give these food dehydrator recipes a try, and experience a whole new way of eating healthier. Your taste buds and body will thank you. Happy eating.