Zucchini Crisps

Zucchini Crisps

These zucchini crisps make a great low-carb snack or even a side-dish. Use a low-carb/sugar-free ranch dressing for a dipping sauce and you’ve got a great way to sneak in some extra veggies, without loading up on extra carbs or calories!

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Cook Time 15 Minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and thinly slice zucchini.
  3. Brush both sides of zucchini with olive oil. Sprinkle zucchini with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
  4. Place on oiled baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Then cool on cooling rack.
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Broccoli Cheese Sticks

Broccoli Cheese Sticks

Broccoli and cheese–who doesn’t love them?  Okay, well there might be a few people (like my hubs).  At any rate, a veggie that looks like bread in the form of a stick can’t be all bad, right? 

The “cheese” is actually nutritional yeast, so these “cheese sticks” are dairy-free!  Nutritional yeast is not an active yeast.  It is flaky and has a nutty, cheesy-like taste and is often substituted for grated cheese. It also tastes amazing on roasted vegetables.  It is also filled with B vitamins and keeps you compliant with ALL Diet Levels!

You can find nutritional yeast at HEB and Whole Foods, as well as online. A little goes a long way, so buying a jar or bag of it will last you a year!

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Broccoli Cheese Sticks
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  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli florets. Boil for 8-10 minutes, until broccoli is soft, then drain the water. (Or follow directions on package if using frozen. i.e., can microwave, etc.)
  2. Add the broccoli to a food processor and pulse until broccoli is broken down and scrape the broccoli "paste" out of the food processor and into a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and nutritional yeast together.
  4. Add the dried ingredients to the broccoli, then add the egg and apple cider vinegar and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place another piece of parchment paper over the top. Using a rolling pin (or your hands), spread by pressing it out on the top piece of parchment paper (to avoid it sticking) until it's roughly ⅓ - ½ inch thick.
  6. Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Using a pizza cutter, score the dough into 1" wide pieces to make sticks. Also score the dough in the middle
  7. Place into the oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden and the middle is cooked through. Let cool, then break the pieces into sticks.
  8. Store at room temperature for a few days, or to keep longer, place in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Freeze any leftover sticks and thaw when needed.
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Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This recipe is a super-star and EDGE VEGGIE! It is so simple and so delicious! If you’re looking for a yummy, easy veggie side-dish that you can get on the dinner table quickly…search no more…THIS IS IT!

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add sliced broccoli to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and olive oil, then toss gently.
  4. Roast for 10 minutes, add the sliced garlic to the pan, and return to the oven.
  5. Bake 6 more minutes, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese (optional if going dairy-free) and bake for 2 more minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, dust with lemon zest and serve.
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You can also use frozen broccoli to make this recipe quicker and easier. Just slice up your broccoli as above and preheat your pan when you preheat your oven!

 

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

This quick and easy side dish is a nice pairing for pork or chicken recipes. With just three ingredients, it’s a snap to make while other food is cooking.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse the head of cauliflower and cut off any extra stem or leaves, if needed. Cut the cauliflower into approximately 1-2" florets. (Can also use frozen and skip this step.)
  3. Toss cauliflower with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic and herb blend seasoning or seasoning of your choice.
  4. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes. The cauliflower should get golden edges, but not burn. Toss and rearrange about halfway through cooking.
  5. Serve immediately.
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As far as the seasoning goes for this recipe, you can use any mixture or favorite seasoning that you like. Just be sure to read those labels and watch for any ingredients that are not compliant with whatever Diet Level you are following.

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