Zucchini Chips with Sriracha

    zucchini chips 2This treat is extremeley basic, nutritious, and incredibly tasty. The only downside is it needs to bake for a few hours ...so make them early, go on with your day, and when it’s time for a snack these will be in the oven waiting for you!  I based this recipe on the zucchini chips from TableForTwoBlog.com, and added a few of my own tricks, like Sriracha for a kick of flavor. Table for Two has tons more delicious and healthy recipes, check them out here.

What you need:

  • Zucchini (1 zuc serves 1 person, add zucs accordingly)
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt

Instructions:

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  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  • Slice zucchini into thin chips, approx 1/8″ to 1/4″ apart (up to you)
  • Place slices on papertowl and press to blot out moisture.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, place chips on top.
  • Lightly coat with olive oil using pastry brush.
  • Sprinkle with a small splash of salt
  • Bake for 2+ hours until they are brown and crisp, not soggy!
  • Allow to cool
  • Serve with Sriracha! 

Besides the delicious sweet chili flavor, I also love Sriracha’s easy pour nozel. It makes garnishing food even more fun! I decorated this plate of zucchini chips with a zig-zag sun pattern to give it flair, you can doodle whatever you want! Presentation is always important, if you don’t believe me you haven not watched enough Food Network.

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Kickin’ Kale Smoothie

kale smoothie

Don’t let the humble green deceive you. This kale smoothie is packed with a punch!

Start with your typical kale smoothie ingredients:

  • Raw Kale, torn off stem
  • Coconut Milk or Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • Banana
  • Ice

And then add your secret metabolism boosters. Hint: SPICE RACK!

  • ground Cinnamon
  • ground Cayenne Pepper
  • fresh Ginger

Don’t be shy. Add a tablespoon of the Cinnamon, and several more dashes of the cayenne and a a few thin slices of ginger (ground ginger works too).

Blend.

Pour into a glass, sip, and wait for the kick!

You are now fueled for a kick ass day. 

The cinnamon and other intense spices boost your metabolism, find out why here. Go ahead and experiment with other spices in your cupboard too … you might find the cumin and curry are not just for Asian dishes! Try it and see. There’s a world of flavor out there. If you’re anything like me then you will soon find it hard to live a life without spice!

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DIY: A REAL Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl
  1. Cut melon in half,
  2. Scoop out seeds
  3. Fill melon with Fruit and Greek Yogurt
  4. Grab spoon
  5. Enjoy!!!!

How did yours turn out? I’d love to know!

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