The hardest part about this cleanse isn’t that I can’t have chocolate or coffee (although I miss them every day) it’s that there is nothing I can snack on. Aside from almonds and carrots, I haven’t found anything I can quickly pop in my mouth.
And at night I like to graze. I used to graze on dove dark chocolate. Now I graze on…
That’s right, beets. I have only had beets once or twice in my life. I didn’t love them. But for some reason I was inspired (desperate) to try baking some beet chips so I would have something to snack on. The good news is: baked beet chips are delicious! They taste just like potato chips! Even my boyfriend liked them!
I started with 3 HUGE beets and ended up with probably 3 servings of chips. Beets aren’t cheap either! But since nobody sells baked beet chips I’m kind of on my own. The other key is that they have to be sliced extremely thin. I was slicing by hand just using a large knife. It took me a long time, plus some slices were way too thick and didn’t turn out. I am now researching mandoline’s so I can easily make thin slices. They range in price from $10-$300. It will be well worth it though for more delicious chips!
3 beets, scrubbed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet (or 2) with parchment paper. Slice the beets as thin as possible. Toss slices in a large bowl with olive oil. Lay slices out in one layer on a baking sheet. Bake until crispy, 20-??? minutes. Toss with salt to taste.