Airfryer Zucchini Chips
Happy hump day, guys, in case you needed a reminder of what day it is. Unfortunately, it snowed again last night, so it's looking like outside time is a no-go for me today. Can someone please remind Wyoming that it's actually Springtime? I am currently day-dreaming of hikes in the mountains with family and friends like this one from a couple weeks ago in Georgia:
Also, sweaty workouts at the gym with all the friends:
Don't worry, I know we will be back to those days soon enough! Being so isolated in my one-bedroom apartment has been weird, to say the least, but we're making the best of it. I'll tell you, I've never been so creative with at-home workouts than I am right now. Here's a fun one I came up with for today:
In this one, you complete 8 sets of 20 seconds work/10 seconds rest for each movement. Complete all 8 sets of lateral lunges before moving on to the burpees and so on. For each 20 second work interval, be sure to give it your all and move FAST. Get your heart rate up, then take your 1 minute break between movements to recover before tackling the next set of intervals. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Another way I am using my time wisely is by making all the healthy recipes! I know it's probably tough for many of you stuck at home to stay away from all the snacks. Especially if you are a bored eater like me. The best ways to avoid eating all the junk are to A) keep it out of the house altogether and/or B) give yourself tons of healthy options to replace them with. Yesterday, I sliced up a zucchini and put it in my airfryer to make a healthy snack before dinner time. These zucchini chips were just the salty treat I needed to kick my hunger until dinner was on the table. They are super easy to make and really don't take a ton of time.
These "chips" don't pack the crunch that a regular chip would have, so don't go in expecting that. Although, you could probably cook the heck out of them and get that crunch if you really wanted. I don't recommend it, but you do you. I liked bringing them to a slightly browned color on each side so that you get that tiny bit of crunch on the outside, while still getting a softer consistency on the inside. The flavors from the oil and spices are really what make them great, so be sure not to skimp on those.
Without further ado, here's the recipe for your new go-to quarantine snacky to keep you out of the pantry.
Airfryer Zucchini Chips
1 teaspoon avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1. Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch slices, or desired thickness.
2. Place slices in a medium bowl, and toss with oil and spices until well coated.
3. Place in a single layer in the bottom of your airfryer tray.
4. Cook at 400 for 12-15 minutes, making sure to flip the chips every 4 minutes until they reach your desired crispness.
Easy peasy. I'm off to make another batch because my mouth is currently watering. Enjoy your day guys, and spread some joy out there! PS, Tucker says hi!