Are you looking for some new dehydrated recipes to make vegetarian and vegan meals? Well, we singled out these five tasty recipes for you. Whether you are making a delicious snack or a light lunch, this is the best way to do it. When you dehydrate your food it will retain the majority of its nutrients and vitamins. Before you start using your dehydrator, arm yourself with these simple tips for food drying process, to ensure the best results. It is very simple to use and it’s incredibly healthy. With these recipes, you can make most delicious snacks, backpacking meals, light lunch, and desserts. You don’t have to be a professional chef to make them. Amaze your family and friends with your healthy culinary creations.
1. Zucchini Chips
Zucchini is an incredible vegetable with a lot of vitamin A and just a few calories. According to Organic Facts it keeps you disease-free and keep your heart strong. It is also recommended for a weight loss diet. Making them in a dehydrator will save all the healthy nutrients. They are full of flavors, a little spicy and it is very easy to prepare them.
- 8 cups sliced zucchini round
- ½ cup agave
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ olive oil
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Cut the zucchini in tiny slices about a quarter of an inch. Put it in a large bowl with a lid.
- Place all of the ingredients you are going to use, and combine them in a small bowl. Cover the zucchini with seasoning. Make sure you evenly brush it.
- Put them in a dehydrator; make sure to have enough space between them, for a proper air circulation. Dry the food at 145 degrees F for about an hour and then at 120 degrees F overnight.
- You can found it at the most groceries through a whole year. Because it is a warm weather plant, zucchini time is best in the mid summer. When you buy it, make sure to choose glossy and firm fruit with no soft spots or dark marks.
- Dehydrate it in slices. Although the skin has a lot of nutrient in it, you could remove it. Skin gets tough when it dehydrates. Whatever you prefer.
- Don’t forget to store zucchini leftovers in an airtight bag or container to last longer.
- It is a great snack for the whole family. Especially if you are going on backpacking adventures, it is always good to have a healthy snack with you. Your kids will love it!
2. Raw bread recipe
Is there anything better than eating fresh homemade bread? It is delicious and healthy and it doesn’t take much effort to make it. Making Bruschetta in the right dehydrator is the perfect addition to breakfast or lunch. Slice it, combine it with some fresh tomatoes, or with your favorite sweetener and you will have a delightful meal. Enjoy!
- 1 cup carrot juice pulp
- 1/3 cup green pulp (cucumber or celery)
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp flax oil
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1/3 cup water
- Blend the first five ingredients until well combined. Add the pulse and raisins and mix them well.
- The next step is to add some water to this compound. Be careful not to pour too much, you don’t want it to be sticky. Separate the compound in several pieces and press it to make nicely shaped bruschettas. Use a little oil, for a better result.
- Put the bread into the dehydrator and set it at 115 degrees F. Dry it for about an hour, then turn the bread. On the same temperature dry it for another hour and a half. Turn the bread again and dehydrate it for about forty minutes. Its texture will be pliable and soft. If you prefer crispier let it dry longer in the dehydrator.
- Get the bread out of the dehydrator and serve it. Enjoy!
- Serve the bread with a big salad and you will hit the spot! This is indeed incredible healthy meal for a comforting lunch.
- If you prefer crispier bread, continue dehydrating it little more to get a crunchy cracker. It is delicious either way!
- If you are not eating bread right away, put it in an airtight bag and store it in the freezer. It should last for a few days.
3. Veggie Burgers
Have you tried these homemade burgers? They are delicious, vegan and incredibly healthy. It is also very easy and fast to make. No matter how you serve them, they are always a great part of the meal. They are appropriate for any time of the year. Your family will definitely enjoy their healthy burger meal!
- 1 1/2 cups almonds
- 1 1/2 cups pecans
- 4 large carrots
- 1 med brown onion
- 2 handfuls fresh parsley
- 3/8 cup lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 2 teaspoon mild curry powder
- Roughly cut the onions and carrots.
- Put it into the food processor and blend. It is important to well mix the ingredients.
- Shape the compound into the burgers. You could use an egg ring or a cutter to shape nicely. Put them in the dehydrator for about 6 hours at 108 degrees F. Flip the burgers once, after about two hours.
- Get them out of the dehydrator and serve.
- If you prefer walnuts, you could use it instead pecans. It is better when the parsley is fresh, but if you don’t have it, just use the dried one.
- Don’t forget to storage them into the airtight bag or container and put them into the freezer. They will last for a week.
- You just warm them up, before you want to eat. You could prepare them for almost anything. Fresh tomato is our favorite option. Try it out!
4. Raw Vegan Apple Cinnamon Granola Bites
Delicious crunchy granola is the tastiest meal that will save you time making it and can last for a month. You can use it for breakfast, or a healthy snack. It goes incredible well with a homemade ice cream. So, it can also be served as a dessert. The kids will love them! You can choose and add whatever topic you prefer. Dried pears are also an excellent choice for a sweet and healthy snack for you and your children.
- 5 cups buckwheat
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 apple; diced
- 1 cup dates + 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup hemp seed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- The first thing you need to do is soak the buckwheat at least for two up to eight hours. The second thing is to rinse and drain. If you won’t use it right away, repeat this action until sprouted.
- Blend date and water together until they form a paste.
- Cut the apple into small pieces.
- Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.
- Spread the mixture out on a dehydrator sheet. It should be about one inch thick.
- Dehydrate it at 165 degrees F for one hour to prevent fermentation; flip onto the ventilated dehydrator tray, and continue to dry for about three hours at the 115 degrees F.
- If you won’t eat it right away, or you just want to save them for your road trip or backpacking adventure, store it in an airtight bag or container. Put that in a cool dry place. It can last up to a month.
- You can also make a gluten-free granola. All you have to do is buy gluten-free oats or use more hemp seed or buckwheat instead of the regular oats.
5. Nut-Free Raw Vegan Chocolate Cookies
You want something chocolaty and sweet without filling any guilt? Well, these cookies will amaze you. They will take a little more effort to make, but it’s so worth it. They are delicious and contain five ingredients that are allergen-free. Your kids will absolutely adore it!
- 2¼ cups finely shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 1½ cups Medjool dates
- Pinch salt
- The first step is to put coconut, vanilla, salt and cacao powder into a food processor and easily mix it.
- The second step is to add the pitted dates and mix it well. It is ready when the mixture starts to clump.
- Make the cookies shape pressing it with your hands, or using an egg ring or a cutter.
- The next step is to dehydrate. Dry it at 104 – 113 degrees F for about 3 hours. Make sure they are firm on the outside.
- Flip them over and dry for another 3 hours.
- Get a nicely shredded coconut. It is important for holding the text together.
- Use raw cocoa powder. If you don’t have any use a regular one, just make sure it is unsweetened. You don’t want to make overly sweet cookies.
- If you can’t find Medjool dates, use regular ones. Just soak them in the water for a couple of hours. This way they will become soft and easy to use in the processor.
- If you want you can remove salt form this recipe.
- Dehydrating these cookies you will firm them up, and create a crunchy crust on the outside. If you prefer crispier just dehydrate it a little bit longer.
The raw food diet is surely one of the healthiest for you and your family. The best way to preserve fruit and vegetables for delicious and healthy snacks are dehydrators. This will save all the vitamins and nutrients in them. It will also save you time, and work for you while you sleep or do your chores around the house. So, follow this recipe and enjoy your healthy meal.