Broccoli Pizza Bite Is The New Kale Chips
For the past 10 years, kale chips are all the rave. There are so many kale chips recipe online, cheezy kale chips, chocolate kale chips etc. I admit that I used to be one of those people who only eat kale chips as snacks few years back 😂 And I always feel so fascinated that how this nutrient-dense, yet not-so-tasty vegetable can be made into such a delicious treat. However, today I have a shocking news to all those kale chips lovers out there. 😏 These dehydrated broccoli pizza bites are literally the NEW KALE CHIPS 🌱 I created a poll on my Instagram story, asking if you would like to see a savory or sweet recipe this week. 🥗 So, here you go! 🙆♀️
The Perfect Travel Snack
As mentioned in last week’s recipe of the Raw Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Bread, I tend to be super well-prepared when I travel. Especially when I traveled to Iceland last year. I do this not only to ensure that I don’t have to search for vegan food, but also to save money.
I will be heading to Iceland again next week! (Yay!🙆🏻♀️) Last year, I brought these dehydrated broccoli bites with me and they definitely saved me a lot of time and money. Getting your vegetables intake while traveling is always hard, not to mention in Iceland. Obviously, the easiest way to get vegetables is to order a salad. However, they are often expensive and not filling at all.
I was traveling in Iceland with a photo tour last October. You can find my landscape photography in my other Instagram account @soul_inthesky. 🌄We would head out before sunrise and return after sunset. Hence, we do not have much time for meals and we usually just grabbed some food to go at the gas station or fast food restaurants. As you could have imagined, vegan choices are even more scarce in those places. Therefore, this is when those dehydrated broccoli pizza bites came to the rescue. 🙌 Since they are dehydrated, they will stay fresh for up to a week without having to keep them in the fridge. More importantly, they are easy to store and transport. I thought of bringing some kale chips with me. But then the kale chips will become all crumbly after all those traveling. 😒
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The matcha protein bar, in particular, is my favorite travel snack for the past few years. But sometimes I just want something savory. So that’s why I created this recipe ☺️
Broccoli – An Underrated Superfood
Ever since the word “superfood” came out, the prices of fruits and vegetables seem to be determined by whether or not they belong to this privileged group. I don’t usually like using the word superfood because to me, all vegetables and fruits are superfoods. And they all contain nutrients that our bodies need.
Broccoli, for example, is a much underrated “superfood”. It’s indeed very nutrient dense and also very affordable. Broccoli is a great source of folate, vitamins K and C. What’s more, it’s also a great source of potassium and Vitamin C, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal.
Feed One Bird With Two Scones
You can in fact use this recipe in two different ways. Apart from making this dehydrated broccoli pizza bites, the sauce can also be used as salad dressing, pizza and pasta sauce. Therefore, if you like the taste of these, you can double the sauce recipe. Use half for this recipe and the other half for your pasta, pizza or salad. Do whatever you want, the choice is yours! 🤣
Dehydrated Broccoli Pizza Bites (Raw Vegan)Course: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: Raw VeganDifficulty: Medium
- Wash and cut and broccoli into bite-sized florets. Drain and set aside while you prepare the sauce.
- Place all pizza sauce ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the pizza sauce with the broccoli florets using your hands. Make sure the sauce is evenly distributed and every florets are coated with the sauce.
- Place the florets evenly on lined dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 43°C for 17-18 hours or until the florets are dried and slightly crispy.
- Dehydrate for slightly longer if you want them to last longer at room temperature.
- *You can also use cauliflower if you want, or use half and half. ✌ Dehydrate for slightly longer if you want them to last longer at room temperature.