Skinny Zucchini Nachos For The Superbowl
photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography
IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE SUPERBOWL!!! We are excited. It's always an occasion in our household. This year is even more special considering our Patriots may be taking it all the way. Fingers crossed!
Even though I just had a baby, we are still hosting a party. I know, I'm a little insane! Last year, I made healthier versions of classic Superbowl snacks for the guys. I was a little worried when I tried to pass off cauliflower buffalo bites as the real thing--but it was a success! The quinoa stuffed peppers were a hit, too!
This year, I'm preparing a healthier version of a classic nacho dish. Instead of tortilla chips, baked zucchini slices are a great substitute. They have that same satisfying crunch but with half the calories.
Get the recipe below:
- 2 zucchinis, cut into slices
- Parchment paper
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Start by slicing your zucchini. Depending on how many people you are preparing for, I would say 2 or 3 zucchinis should be a good sized dish.
Lay the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Bake in your oven for 30 minutes at 375 F. If they start browning, it's a good indication they are ready.
Once the slices cool, it's time for the toppings....
The toppings you choose are up to you but I kept it pretty simple:
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- Diced tomatoes
- Green onion, diced
- Reduced fat shredded cheese (go dairy-free for an even skinnier option!)
- Fresh lime juice
TIP: A skinny margarita and low-calorie dip pair perfectly with this recipe! Check out these links below: