So many women share the same story. They tried to lose weight by focusing on bland low calorie meals, working out more than they wanted to, and feeling absolutely miserable the whole time. In my experience, this only leads to giving up. What so many people miss out on is figuring out ways to enjoy the process. I used to eat basic chicken and broccoli everyday until I realized I can shed pounds AND make delicious meals.
One of the big milestones in my journey was learning to make my favorite unhealthy snacks healthy! My guilty pleasure is salty potato chips, but my stomach is never happy after eating a bag of oil-covered potatoes. I was browsing a cooking website one night and stumbled upon some easy zucchini recipes, one of which included zucchini chips. They seemed easy enough, so I decided to try and put my own twist on them. After just one try, I nailed it, and now I’m obsessed.
If you’ve struggled to make low calorie meals and snacks enjoyable, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite side dish – healthy zucchini chips and creamy sriracha dip.
What Makes Zucchini Chips & Dip So Healthy?
These chips and dip are one of my favorite easy zucchini recipes. They have the perfect mix of salty, crunchy, spicy, and zesty. Plus, they’re guilt-free!
Zucchinis contain a good amount of vitamin A and antioxidants, which contribute to improved immune health, vision, and reduced inflammation. Paired with extra virgin olive oil for some healthy fat, this is the perfect snack for making you feel satisfied without the guilt. The creamy sriracha sauce is a delicious pair, and is also packed with good-for-you ingredients. I had to sneak in Super Youth collagen, of course. The beauty and bone-healthy benefits of hydrolyzed collagen are unmatched, and Super Youth contains four unique types to ensure you get all of the positive advantages of taking it. Instead of mayonnaise, this sauce is made with softened cashews, lemon juice, and dairy-free milk. So not only is this sauce lactose-intolerant friendly, but it also contains healthy fats and citrus. To top it off, it’s only sweetened with maple syrup!
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Healthy Zucchini Chips & Dip
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ⅓ cup raw cashews, soaked for 15 minutes in hot water, drained
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Pinch smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 scoop Unflavored SY
- Slice the zucchini into thin slices, then toss well with the olive oil, salt, and pepper to coat.
- Preheat your air fryer in 350 degrees F, then place zucchini in a single layer, cooking for 7-10 minutes until crispy.
- Check around 7 minutes, thoroughly shake & stir.
- While zucchini is cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend until creamy & smooth.
- Season to taste, adding more spices as desired.