Zucchini Chips With Cajun Dip

Try this amazing late night snack to satisfy your post dinner cravings and hunger guilt free!

Cottage cheese used for the dip is an excellent choice for a nighttime snack because it’s low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Casein is a slow digesting protein found in cottage cheese will help you feel fuller and kill cravings. Look for cottage cheese with live and active cultures to get a dose of probiotics without having to take a supplement.

Zucchini Chips with Cajun Dip

What you need:

For the Chips

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder

For the dip

  • 1 cups low fat cottage cheese
  • 1.5 tbsp Cajun Seasoning (see recipe below or use commercial seasoning)

Cajun Seasoning
The below will make a big batch and can be used on all types of meats and veggies for a great spicy kick. Simply mix all the below ingredients together and store in a spice jar.

  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven at 400ºF
  2. In the meantime, slice zucchini approximately 1/8 of an inch thick
  3. Place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and chili powder
  4. Spray a large baking sheet (you may need two) with nonstick cooking spray like PAM, and arrange zucchini slices in a single layer
  5. Bake for 25 mins turning often.
  6. Reduce temperature to 300ºF and bake until crisp (another 10-15 mins).
  7. While the zucchini is baking make the dip by mixing Cajun Seasoning with cottage cheese and place in fridge until ready to use.
  8. Once the zucchini is baked, remove from oven and place on paper towels and let it cool

Makes 3 servings of dip and zuccini chips. Nutrient breakdown per serving:
Calories: 65
Fat: 2g
Carbs: 5g (Fiber:1)
Protein: 8g

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