Monday, June 4, 2012

The Perfect Chip Alternative?

I've seen various pins on Pinterest (shocker) of zucchini chips & yellow squash chips.

Could this be the perfect solution to my chip addiction?  Could it possibly be replaced with veggies??? 

I was at least willing to give it a try.

Who wants to donate a mandoline to my kitchen?  Would make this task so much easier!

Luckily, I had a super cute helper!

The finished product:

Ok, so I knew they would shrink.  I knew this was a dehydrating process and shrinkage would occur.  They went from about half dollar size to dime & penny size!  These were the smallest "chips" you've ever seen.  TOTALLY not salsa-worthy!

TASTE:   They tasted about like I expected that they would...kind of like fried squash, but not fried.  I seasoned with Mrs. Dash table blend. 

WOULD I MAKE THEM AGAIN?   Um, this is probably a big negative.  It's not like they tasted bad.  They were actually good.  But they were SO TINY and TOOK SO LONG TO MAKE.  Granted, you didn't have to do anything, but these guys were in the oven about 1 1/2 hours.  It's just a lot of energy for very little product!

Do you have a mandoline?  Do you love it or do you find yourself slicing things with a knife more than actually pulling it out and using it?


  1. I love my mandoline and it is much much quicker than cutting with a knife. It is easy to use and most parts are dishwasher safe! Have you tried Pretzel Crisps? I am not a fan of pretzel's but like these. You can eat a lot for very few calories and ZERO fat! They have several flavors but I get the original. They are my new go to snack for when I get the munchies.

  2. I have tried those squash chips too. I agree they were ok but most likely won't make them again. I like those Pretzel Chips too. I like to eat them with hummas. Another chip alternative is Lentil Chips. I get them at Central Market but I'm sure they have them at Whole Foods and I have found them at Home Goods too. I know totally random. But they are low fat, calories and have protein. They are good.