Raw Spinach Chips

24 Apr
A Spinach Chip

We went grocery shopping the other day and my husband bought 2 big bags of Sun Chips. UGH! Yes, the one in the really loud compostable bag. I couldn’t believe it and moreover, one whole bag was finished the day after we brought them home. Here I am a die-hard raw foodie and my husband’s choice of food was junk. But, I figured 2 things:
1. the bad – I wasn’t providing my husband’s taste buds with something he wanted
2. the good – I was motivated to find something healthy that he actually likes to eat.
I have made kale chips before – but it took forever just to clean them, dry them, dress them and then place them orderly in my dehydrator. I don’t have much time. I have a preschooler at home who just wants to play with me – and I really want to play with him. So, the easier, the faster, the less time I spend in the kitchen, the funner for my family life. I looked in my fridge yesterday and I saw a huge salad box of clean, washed spinach. Hmmm… I grew up eating an appetizer of fried spinach leaves that were delicious. Could I make a raw version?

Here it is. And I am happy to say, my husband ate them all! Thank goodness it wasn’t Sun Chips tonight!

Mix together:
8 oz organic spinach
3 tbspn ground golden flax seeds (use a coffee grinder to grind whole seeds)
3/4 tsp sea salt

extra virgin olive oil, just enough to coat the spinach leaves enough for the flax seeds and salt to stick

Place on mesh screens and dehydrate at 110F until crispy, about a day.

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25 Responses to “Raw Spinach Chips”

  1. Dawn June 14, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    I made these today and turned the dehydrator up to full heat and they were done in about 2 hours, they turned out crispy and a little sweet, the interesting flavor had me picking at them all evening, I plan to serve them at tomorrows dinner with some sun dried tomatos.

  2. Joy July 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    I just want to say how thrilled I am to run across your blog and how much I relate to so much of what you say. I am a raw foodie at heart stuck with a husband who loves soda, processed foods, pizza, candy, etc. He thinks he knows about healthy eating and argues with me on a regar basis regarding what we feed our kids 2 and 4. They are great eaters but definitely influenced by him and after almost five years, I’ve found myself exhausted and close to burn out. I’ve been tired of prepping food (hate making kale chips… You hit the nail right on the head) and feeling really uninspired by our food options as everything takes to long or isn’t kid friendly or isn’t something I want to eat. After reading some of your posts I can’t wait to try some new recipes! It is almost 10pm and I just ran downstairs to make your lemonade…so good! I can’t wait for my kids to try it. Thanks for being here to support another wanna be raw mom. Joy, owner of Not Just Kale, LLC.

    • Mama In The Kitchen July 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

      Joy! I love what you do! Reading your services page inspires me! I think the topic of food is a serious one – and one that is almost taboo (like politics) in certain circiles. I sometimes feel like the odd ball – but I figure I’m doing it because I am the MAMA in my family and I can create a healthier lifestyle for us. It’s a tough choice… but a worthwhile one. And sometimes, I am surprised at how many people are really interested in getting healthier. ;)

      • sheila August 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

        I eat spinach chips daily. No oil and no salt and they are delicious and easy. Take a large handful of prewashed organic spinach and throw it onto a regular plate. Microwave 1 min. remove from microwave aprox 1 min. to cool and let off moisture. Microwave another min. and allow to cool briefly again. Cook again for 1 min ( should take less time) watch closely and check frequently. Should be VERY crispy. If any piece sticks, pop it up with a fork. yum.

      • Mama In The Kitchen August 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

        Hi Sheila! Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a quick method, but I have to say that I choose not to own or use a microwave because I believe it ‘kills’ and denatures food.

      • Darlene August 7, 2012 at 10:58 am #

        I just found the dehydrated recipe for raw spinach—how long can you store these for?
        I have Malabar spinach (not a true spinach) has anyone used it?

      • Mama In The Kitchen September 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

        Not for very long.

  3. Sharyn Deeringer January 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Made my first batch. Wonderful! I’m happy to find another use for my food dryer. Thank you.

    • CC January 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      Sharyn, so glad you like them! ;)

      • Sharyn Deeringer January 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

        Looking forward to trying some more recipes.

      • Sharyn Deeringer January 11, 2013 at 12:06 am #

        OK, now how do you stop eating them?

      • CC January 11, 2013 at 7:55 am #

        ;D Aaahhh… That’s the beauty of it!

  4. Esther March 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for buy garcinia cambogia

  5. nospam March 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    hmm interesting..i found this same blog word for word here

    http://www.terawarner.com/blog/2010/06/raw-spinach-chips/

    • MITK March 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

      That’s good because I contributed it to Tera’s Blog. ;) Hope you enjoy it!

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