Sweet with a hint of spicy, this Tropical Chili Fruit Leather will certainly hit the spot. A delicious snack filled with mango, pineapple, chili powder and crushed pepper flakes, this four-ingredient treat fits perfectly with your healthy eating habits. Filled with bursts of flavor from juicy fruits and spicy chili powder, this snack can kill sweet and savory cravings all at once!
The key kitchen tool needed for this recipe is a dehydrator. A dehydrator is a handy kitchen tool that allows you to remove moisture from certain food products, essentially “drying out” the food items. This is perfect when making snacks such as fruit leather, jerky and fruit chips. In this specific recipe, you will create a puree using the mango, pineapple, chili powder and chili flakes. This puree will then be evenly distributed into the dehydrator (use parchment paper for easy rolling once your fruit leather is done!). Set the dehydrator to 140 degrees F, and your Tropical Chili Fruit Leather will “dehydrate” for approximately eight to 12 hours. Pro tip: When your fruit leather is no longer sticky to the touch—it’s finished!
Four simple steps and four simple ingredients, this snack is a diet win. With just 54 calories per serving, this recipe makes three servings—so it’s perfect to make for a few days’ worth of snacks. Counting as just one SmartCarb on your Nutrisystem meal plan, this tasty treat is the perfect between-meal snack. But it’s still important to remember to log your treat in your NuMi app. Consistently logging your daily intake can increase your weight loss results. You can easily log your Tropical Chili Fruit Leather right here on the NuMi app >
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- 2 cups frozen mango, thawed
- 2 cups frozen pineapple, thawed
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- If desired, line the food dehydrator tray with parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread the mixture into an even layer, approximately 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
- Set the dehydrator to 140 degrees F and dehydrate for 8-12 hours, depending on thickness. Fruit leather is done when it is no longer sticky to the touch.
- Cut into strips and roll up in parchment paper. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.