Snack time – Zucchini Chips

If I’m ever having a junk food craving, it’s usually for something salty. Don’t get me wrong sweet treats are delicious, but in my opinion nothing beats a good bag of chips. My favourite? It’s a tie between ketchup chips (a true Canadian classic) and Dorito’s Sweet Chilli Heat. Though I’d love to eat a whole bag of chips myself, I quite simply can’t undo all the hard work in the gym. Today’s snack comes from a foodie blog called My San Francisco Kitchen with yummy baked Zucchini chips.

IMG_1241This recipe was super easy to whip up. Prep time is about 10 minutes with about an hour to bake. All you do is slice your zucchini and toss in olive oil with spices! The recipe suggests using a mandolin slicer to get the zucchini nice and thin, but since I didn’t have one I just used a tiny but sharp knife, which worked fine. My two small zucchini yielded a small amount of chips. If you are looking to make a big batch, make sure to stock up on the green guys.

IMG_1242As for the taste – YUMMY! I loved these. The paprika really added a great spicy kick, which is right up my alley. I thought my chips were getting a bit burnt so I hastily took them out at the 1-hour mark. Unfortunately they were not crispy enough so I think they would have been fine cooking for the extra half hour. Over all these were a great snack and a fun way to add in an extra veggie to your daily intake. IMG_1245

Let me know some of your favourite healthy snacks?

Until next time,

Sarah x

Snack time – Healthy Pizza Pockets!

Pizza is everywhere these days, I can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing a cheesy slice. I love pizza as much as the next person, but I’m also trying to stay fit and eat healthy. This makes it tricky to stay away from all the deliciously yummy but not so healthy food. In my quest to find new dinner options, I came across a recipe from the blog The Weary Chef for a delicious and healthy pizza alternative. She called them Quinoa Meatball Pizza Cups.

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These little pockets were super fast and easy to make. I paired these with a salad and it was the perfect dinner. My oven got a bit hot and so they came out a bit toasty, but I will take them out sooner next time. I also used a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella cheese making the top look darker.

IMG_8813As for the taste – I loved them! The baked quinoa acted like a crust and tasted just like a pizza! As a personal preference, I would add a bit more sauce as well as some chilli flakes next time. I like my food with a spicy kick!

Even though my blog is predominately about beauty, my ultimate goal is for it to be a lifestyle blog. Majority of my posts will still be about makeup and beauty, however I am going to incorporate some other content to mix it up. Let me know what you think!

Be sure to try out this recipe and let me know some of your dinner favourites!

Until next time,

Sarah x