This simple twist on the Parmesan crisp introduces added texture and a mild sweetness while offering additional fiber too. Of course, the added colors of the vegetables make this crisp a beauty for the eyes to feast on before you taste it. Enjoy these as is or with fat-bomb dips and spreads.
Zucchini: A Kitchen Staple
It’s no secret that the right vegetables are an important part of any healthy diet. Zucchini is a fantastic choice for high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets because it has a low carbohydrate content (low glycemic index), and it’s full of potassium, a crucial mineral for heart health. Besides that, it also makes a fantastic substitute for pasta lovers looking for low-carbohydrate alternatives.
Calories: 206 | Fat: 14.1 g | Protein: 15.8 g | Sodium: 686 mg | Fiber: 0.7 g | Carbohydrates: 3.6g |Net Carbohydrates: 2.9 g | Sugar: 1.9 g
Excerpted from Keto Snacks: From Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs to Pizza Bites and Jalapeño Poppers, 100 Low-Carb Snacks for Every Craving by Lindsay Boyers, CHNC, Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photographs by James Stefiuk.
- 3⁄4 cup shredded zucchini
- 1⁄4 cup shredded carrots
- 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
- Wrap shredded vegetables in a paper towel and wring out excess moisture.
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Place tablespoon-sized mounds onto prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 7–10 minutes until lightly browned.
- Let cool 2–3 minutes and remove from cookie sheet.