Last Updated on September 23, 2022 by Share My Kitchen
Although not a vegetable with the lowest carb content, beets are delicious and high in nutrients. You can make your dried beet chips using a dehydrator or an oven. These chips make a great snack for afternoons. And the hardest part is making sure that your pantry is stocked with them!
Dehydrators for Beginners
If you are just beginning to dehydrate, you should get an affordable one until you find yourself enjoying the flavor of dehydrated food. It is recommended for you to try the Nesco dehydrators if you are really interested in it. There are plenty of dehydrators out there, but this one was the best and it is guaranteed to last long.
Also, make sure that you buy one with a temperature control that can handle a variety of temperatures.
Low Carb Lifestyle: Dehydrated Vegetables
You can dehydrate almost anything (anyone interested in some dehydrated watermelon?!) However, for today’s recipe, you will be trying to dehydrate beets and make some beet chips. And hopefully this would not be the last time you make them.
If you are on a low-carb diet, you will have fun exploring all the possible low-carb vegetables in the dehydrator.
How to Properly Store Dried Beet Chips
Whether you go out to work or school, or you stay at home to work remotely, these snacks are the best! They make a great snack between meals.
Dehydrated foods are usually stored in large mason jars, but you can also store them in Ziploc bags. However, the goal is to reduce waste, plastic, and unnecessary trips to the supermarket. If you want to store chips in a bag, it’s better to get cloth, breathable bags.
For the beet chips, however, it is preferable to use mason jars or other glass containers. This way they don’t get crushed or squished in the bags.
Are Dried Beet Chips Actually Healthy?
Beets are rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, fiber, and folates. They have also been proven to lower blood pressure, and they are low in calories.
So, yes, beets can be very healthy. They won’t work as a compliant vegetable, however, if you follow a low-carb diet. They are starchy vegetables, like most root vegetables, and are therefore a no-no for low-carb diets.
You can purchase beet chips at the grocery store. However, the packaged version is often filled with preservatives and additives. You only need beets and salt for these beet chips, and you will get a tasty, crunchy substitute to the store-bought ones. They are also much healthier than potato chips or processed vegetable chips.
How to Serve Dried Beet Chips
There are many ways to make beet chips, but they are best eaten straight out of the dehydrator.
But if you prefer to have them with something else, these are some options on how to serve these veggie chips:
- With some hummus or baba ghanoush.
- On a cheese board or with charcuterie
- As a ranch or French onion dip, particularly appealing for Midwesterners
- As a great low-carb alternative to croutons in salads
- Or you can use them as a topping on a cold beet gazpacho/soup
Dried Beet Chips Recipe Card
- Mandolin (optional)
- 4 medium-large beets
- 1 tbsp salt or to taste
- Use the mandolin to peel and slice beets, or thinly slice them with a knife.
- Place beets in one layer on dehydrator trays.
- Add some salt over the beets.
- Turn the dehydrator on up to 135° Fahrenheit, and let it run for 8-10 hours.