Add Crunch To Your Kids Diet By Making Fruit Chips
- Deepali Verma
Updated : July 13, 2022 03:07 IST
These crunchy, delicious treats can take the place of store-bought potato chips
A potato chip's crunch has that something that makes it extremely addictive. They are finger-lickin' excellent and occasionally salty as well as sweet. We sadly know that these are not the healthiest snack choice available. So we these fruit-based chips to prepare in the kitchen (or perhaps head to the store first and grab some fresh fruit). The store-bought potato chips can be replaced with these crunchy, delightful snacks. Thus, there is a necessity for homemade fruit chips, if you want to satisfy that urge without compromising flavour and crunch. Check out the collection of wholesome, do-it-yourself fruit-based chip recipes mentioned below.
1) Apple Chips
Apples are a must for excellent health since they contain an outstanding list of antioxidants and necessary elements. These baked apple chips make a great healthy snack and are also simple to make.
3 large Apples, sliced very thin
1/4 cup honey
1 tsbp sea salt
Preheat oven to 90-100 degrees celcius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place apple slices on the baking sheet maintaing the gap between each of them. Brush each slice with a small amount of honey and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 45 minutes. Turn the slices and bake for 30 more minutes or until apples are completely dry. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy the crisp health apple chips.
2) Jackfruit Chips
In South India, jackfruit chips is a well-known snack.
Oil for frying
Salt for seasoning
Remove the seed and cut the jackfruit into long, thin strips. Heat oil in a pan, add the jackfruit pieces once the oil is hot. Deep fry the jackfruit with occasional stirring. When completely fried, take it out and add a tsp of salt to taste. Once cool, store it in an airtight container.
3) Pear Chips
Pears are a great source of dietary fibre and are sweet, tasty, and flavorful.
Pre-heat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, slice the pear in a mandoline slicer or using a knife as evenly as possible. Arrange the sliced pears in baking trays without overlapping. Bake the sliced pear for an hour first. Carefully flip and bake again for 30 mins or until the pear gets desired crispness. Once done, cool over wire rack before serving.
4) Pineapple Chips
Pineapple chips are an excellent snack for children since they are sour and chewy, high in fibre, and a great source of vitamins C, B1, B6, copper, potassium, and manganese.
Chop off the top and bottom and cut off the peel of the pineapple. Keep the pineapple whole. Slice the pineapple into thin slices. Spread the slices onto a tray. Place it in oven at 170 degrees Celsius for dehydration. Your goal here is to dry, not cook the slices. , so go as low and slow as your oven allows. Once dehydrated, bake again for 20-30 minutes for it to become crisp. Serve with the seasoning of your choice. Store the rest in an air-tight container.