Food

Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Chips

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I have been dying to try these chips and I cannot believe it took me so long to make. The recipe is so easy and the worst part about making these is the amount of time it takes for them to cook.  While you breathe in the delicious smell coming from your oven you can rejoice in the fact that these zucchini chips will only run you 60 calories for about 20 chips.

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 30 mins

TOTAL TIME: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (you could also use skim milk)
  • 2½ cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini
  • Cooking spray

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl stirring with a whisk.
  3. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place coated slices on an oven proof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and crisped.

-Yesenia Whipple


Food

Must Try Zucchini Recipes

Let the mouth-watering begin. I never knew how versatile Zucchini was. You can basically make anything with it. Here are some recipes that are on my must try list:

Zucchini pasta – you can toss with different pesto, avocado creams, Parmesan, or dressings. Add Shrimp, salmon, chicken, or steak to make it a delicious full meal.

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Zucchini pancakes – I love pancakes, the syrup, the butter, everything about pancakes gets me excited. So for a healthier twist you can make Zucchini pancakes.

Zuchinni pancakes

Zucchini Ice cream – Who knew?! Pair with some fresh fruit and BAM! A party in your mouth.

Zucchini Bread Ice Cream

Zucchini Cupcakes – Topped with buttercream frosting. This  is yes a major treat. But everyone needs a good indulgence in their life every once in a while.

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There are so many many many recipes substituting zucchini; I could not possibly name them all. These are on my short list of recipes to try.

What are some of your favorite recipes with healthy substitutes/variations?

-Yesenia Whipple