Chili-Lime Zucchini Chips And Super-Seed Squares

Chili-Lime Zucchini Chips And Super-Seed Squares

Upgrade from popcorn and try these DIY nutrient-dense snacks when your stomach grumbles between meals.

 

Chili-Lime Zucchini Chips

 

Crunchy chips are so satisfying, even when you swap in zucchini for potatoes.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium Zucchini (Trimmed)  (about 7 oz. each)
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 tsp. Lime Juice
  • ¼ tsp. Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt

 

METHOD

1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 225ºF.  Keep a large baking sheet with parchment paper in Line 2. 

 

2. Slice zucchini, approximately 1/8 inch thick (a mandoline slicer is useful for this). Arrange the slices in a single layer on the prepared pans and pat dry with paper towels. Take note, that the slices do not overlap, but it is alright if they are placed very close. Coat lightly with cooking spray, then sprinkle lime juice, chilli powder, and salt. 

 

3. Bake for an hour, switching the positions of the pans halfway through. Turn the zucchini slices over and continue baking until golden and no longer damp, around 45 to 55 minutes. After the first hour, check every 5 to 10 minutes and remove any darker slices as and when they are done. Transfer the zucchini chips to a wire rack to cool, and they are ready!

 

Super-Seed Squares

 

Because these bars pack well, they are great for taking along on an all-day adventure.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup Tahini 
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut 
  • ½ cup Raw Unsalted Pepitas 
  • ½ cup Unsalted Sunflower Seeds 
  • ¼ cup Chia Seeds 
  • ¼ cup Hemp Seeds 

 

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line an 8-inch-square pan with parchment paper, leaving the extra hanging over 2 sides. Coat the parchment and pan sides with cooking spray.

 

2. Combine tahini and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 2 minutes, only stirring until just mixed and warmed. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt.

 

3. Combine coconut, pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds in a large bowl. Add the tahini mixture and stir until evenly coated. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan.

 

4. Bake until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Using the overhanging parchment, lift out the uncut squares. Place on a cutting board, cut into 25 squares and binge on!

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