: a sheet of dried pureed fruit
: a light meal : food eaten between regular meals; also : food suitable for snacking. (see below)
Protein – at least 7 grams (nuts, nut butter, seeds, yogurt, kefir, beans)
Fiber – at least 3 grams (fruit, veggies, whole grains)
Fruit leather is made from pureed fruit that is dehydrated with the end result of a chewy fiber-filled snack. It is the perfect platform for practicing intuitive cooking. Try choosing different fruits, flavors, oils and sweeteners below. You may also experiment adding protein into your fruit leather.
Apple Cranberry Fruit Leather
2 cups pureed apples
1 cup pureed cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1" ginger root
1 TB coconut oil
1 TB lemon juice
Simmer ingredients until juices release from fruit. Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Spread onto parchment paper until you've made a large rectangle. Place in a dehydrator at 135 degrees or oven at 140 degrees for 8 - 12 hours. Cut into 12 stripes, roll in parchment paper + enjoy!
Notes: For a complete snack, pair with 1/4 cup nuts for protein.
Pepitas or Sunflower seeds
Nuts: almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios (crush)