I prefer these healthy onion rings over the deep-fried ones! These are NON-fried, nutritious, low-fat, high-fibre, high-protein, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, cancer-fighting, and best of all, super tasty!
This is one of my favourite snack recipes I have ever created! Who knew onion rings could be LOW-FAT (no deep frying involved), VEGAN, EASY-TO-MAKE, and SUPER TASTY?! With my and Raj’s free lecture on “Staying Cancer-Free Through Nutrition” coming up next Thursday night at The Big Carrot, I thought I should share my cancer-preventing onion rings recipe, in which onions and chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are the primary ingredients. Raw onion rings are generously coated in chickpea hummus and then placed in a dehydrator for hours until crispy. The flavonoids and sulfur compounds in onions have been shown to lower the risk of various cancers. Similarly, the antioxidants (manganese and various phytonutrients) in chickpeas also help protect against cancer. These non-fried and nutritious onion rings take a long time to make, but they are well worth the wait! I actually prefer them over the battered and deep-fried onion rings!
Sunflower Kitchen makes the most delicious flavoured hummus! Their HUMMUS + is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and preservative-free! I tried their “Edamame with Sesame Roasted Carrots” flavour for this batch of onion rings, but my favourite flavour is the “Curry Lentil with Spicy Cilantro Chutney”.
What you will need:
2 medium onions (preferably Vidalia onions, which are sweeter than yellow, white, and red onions, especially when raw)
1 container of Sunflower Kitchen HUMMUS +(I used the “Edamame with Sesame Roasted Carrots” flavour) or about 300 grams of good quality store-bought hummus or about 1 1/4 cup of homemade hummus
I set the dehydrator temperature very low at 110°F to keep the onions “raw” for raw foodists, who can also substitute the Sunflower Kitchen HUMMUS + with raw hummus. If you want to reduce the dehydration time significantly from 24 hours to about 12 hours, you can increase the temperature to 150°F-160°F.
Slice onions into 1-centimetre-thick rings and separate each layer of rings.
In a mixing bowl, pour in the hummus, add in the onion rings, and generously coat each onion ring with hummus. (I like to use my hands as the only utensils for this step.)
Lay out the hummus-coated onion rings on the dehydrator trays.
Dehydrate them at 110°F for 24 hours or until crispy.
Let the onion rings cool completely in the dehydrator before removing them and indulging in them. (They get even crispier as they cool down.)
Hey guys, so this vlog series is close to my heart, it’s about me! Well my cancer experience! A lot of people have asked me about it when they find out I’m a cancer survivor.
So next week, I’ll get into how it felt going through the experience, and how it changed me. Might be a bit of a emotional roller coaster for some. But hey, I am here, I am alive, and going on 11 years in remission!
So tell me, what did you think of my vlog? Do you have questions, or details maybe you think I glossed over? Do you want me to talk about specifics of my Non Hodgkins experience?
I was a chubby kid who loved fast food and processed foods back then. These days, I stay active, eat clean for the most part, take certain supplements, & listen to my body. I have never felt better!
Welcome to Raddy Health where Raj, a M.D., and I (Addy), a Nutritionist, will share health tips, healthy recipes, product reviews, and our opinions on health-related issues. Since Raj comes from a medical background and I come from a holistic health one, we don’t always see eye to eye and we, sometimes, just have to agree to disagree. One thing we can always agree on though is supporting each other as we continue to better our own health.
We will share our own personal health journey and goals throughout this blog, because we all have them. In brief, my journey began as a chubby kid who was addicted to fast food and processed foods. More often than not, my parents would give into my unhealthy cravings. It wasn’t until I took an elective Nutrition course in university that I became very interested in diet and health. I went from junk food to whole foods and I’m literally in the best shape of my life! Today, my health goals are to continue eating healthy (with few cheats here and there), creating healthy recipes, staying active, and helping others improve their health.
Raj has lost noticeable weight after just a few months of changing his diet. I am so proud of him!
Raj’s journey began with cancer (non-sclerosing large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, to be exact). He beat it and has been cancer-free for over 10 years now. YAY! For the past few months, he has been focusing on losing weight through dietary changes and exercise. He has lost noticeable weight so far (as you can see from the picture above) and I’m so proud of him! He will be sharing his weight loss journey throughout this blog as well. We are both excited to share our personal insights, thoughts, and opinions on health-related topics and we hope you join us for this online ride!