View Full Version : Romaine Chips?
02-21-2012, 09:49 AM
I have an Excalibur dehydrator and I love kale chips. I have a garden full of other lettuces right now like Romaine, butter lettuce and some red leaf lettuces.
My question is has anyone ever made chips with things like Romaine lettuce or any of the other lettuces? I would love to try them, but don't want to waste my time if they aren't good since it takes a while to dehydrate them.
02-21-2012, 11:16 PM
I would love to know this too because I am having thyroid issues and I'm eating way too many kale chips.
I wonder if collard leaves would work since they are a little thicker?
02-25-2012, 06:38 AM
i bet collards would work...but they are cabbage family too, so still problematic for your thyroid if kale is, i think
i havent tried it with lettuce but i have with spinach...the spinach is just too thin and shrivels up to almost nothing. we have a wild water spinach here called seabeet that has much thicker leaves im wondering if it might work with that. i think your lettuces are going to be quite thin though. they may or may not come out crispy, and/or their water content is so high they will shrivel up so much. i think the spinach was crispy, becuase i had put olive oil on it, but i ended up with so little
02-26-2012, 12:00 PM
Thanks Kaybee. I willl try to just stick with heartier lettuces. Glad I didn't try it and waste some. Thanks!
02-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Some feel that you CAN eat an abundance of cruciferous veggies IF you make sure you supplement with some seaweed to avoid any negative impact on your thyroid. For me, (a busy, homeschooling mom), the easiest way to supplement with the sea veggies is to just mix up some diff't colored sea veggies and put them in a Magic Bullet etc and grind to a powder. I then just mix it with my food. I do this with my family too, and even add to some non-raw dishes they're eating to ensure they're getting the goodies in them.
Some may not like this because I don't rinse and dry my sea veggies...I just take them "as is" and grind up. Otherwise, I just don't soak them and use them in dishes or alone as often. For me, this guarantees I'll use them.
02-26-2012, 12:38 PM
that's really interesting.
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