I’m a huge snacker. I love to graze and pick on things all day long… in fact, most days I’d be perfectly content eating just snacks and no meals! This means one thing, I have to be really selective about the things I choose to snack on. If I had it my way, I’d eat nothing but Kit Kat’s, cheese puffs (man I love those things), and Goldfish crackers, but I’d rather not expand three sizes in a month! Instead, I try to mix in lots of healthy snacks, I’d say a ratio of 80% healthy to 20% not so much (this way I can still get my junk food fix!).
Some of the healthy snacks I incorporate often are carrots with hummus, raw almonds, trail mix bars, and animal crackers (for my sweet tooth!). These are great, but sometimes I need to switch it up. I recently found a recipe for baked zucchini chips that looked delish. Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies, it truly tastes great almost any way you prepare it. The zucchini chip recipe inspired me to experiment with some varieties of my own, so here’s what I ended up with:
Baked Zucchini Chips [recipe]
2 large, or 3 small zucchini (sliced into extra-thin rounds)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp season salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss zucchini slices, olive oil, season salt, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. Once coated, spread zucchini onto a baking sheet. Bake for 2-3 hours until slices are completely crisp.
Once baked, let cool and enjoy your healthy snack!