Ever since I can remember I've celebrated Christmas with my three cousins, my aunt and uncle and of course my immediate family. This past weekend was no different as we continued on the tradition of the big family shindig! But we are all grown up now. Instead of playing with barbies, we are running after little ones and talking about the excitement of babies to come, our careers and enjoying each others company. It's so great that despite everyone's nutty schedule we still somehow find the time to all share a holiday meal together.
Last year, Walker and I hosted at our condo. We rented out the party room to fit everyone! This year the hosting was my cousin and his lovely wife -- we were off the hook ;) The nice thing is everyone brings a dish or 2 or 3 to the dinner to make it easier on the host. It's a very collaborative effort! We brought these zucchini chips, my beet goat cheese dip (page 222 in my book, Joyous Health), a kale holiday salad which I posted on my Facebook Page and some vino :)
Zucchinis are a nutrient-dense food too! Check out these delicious facts:
You could also take the same seasoning ingredients and create beet chips. As well, if you have a food dehydrator, then this recipe will work wonderfully well!
These zucchini chips came on my radar at the perfect time! My good friend Mark sent out his fitness/wellness newsletter last week with a recipe for zucchini chips. I changed the original recipe around a bit to my taste and they tasted as good as they looked. I think I will use a little less sea salt next time but I've adjusted this recipe to reflect less salt.
Here's the recipe:
*If you have a mandolin to slice the chips it will make it far easier and faster to get them nice and thin.
**The brand "simple organic" has a nice mix of Italian dried herbs that includes basil, oregano, majoram, thyme, sage and of course rosemary. I LOVE rosemary which is exactly why I used extra!
I really love the brand Simply Organic and this was the dried Italian Seasoning I used.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below!