Zero Waste Chips

Zero Waste Chips | the beauty in simpleIt was by accident that I discovered these zero waste chips. Locally grown zucchini was on sale at the grocery store. I grabbed a dozen or so of the little squashes with the intent of preserving them for the winter.

Making Zero Waste Chips | the beauty in simpleI sliced quarter inch rounds and laid them on trays and popped them into the dehydrator. It would probably work just as well to dry them in the oven set to the lowest temperature, or in the sun if you live in a hot, dry climate. After the zucchini dried to a  crisp, I let them cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a Mason jar. The dried zucchini was meant to go into soups during the winter months, but I dipped my hand into the jar. One chip, then two and before long half the jar was gone. I think I ate six zucchinis in one sitting. They were that good. Zero Waste Chips | the beauty in simpleDon’t get me wrong, these aren’t potato or tortilla chips, but they are crunchy, satisfying, and sturdy enough to hold a thick dip. And they come with no packaging to boot.


On a side note, I’ll be taking a little hiatus from blogging. Sometimes living the simple life means taking a break, even from the things you love. Thank you dear readers for coming to this space. I’ll be back soon! xo

6 thoughts on “Zero Waste Chips

  1. That gives me an alternative to freezing them, which never results in a satisfying end product, too mushy. I imagine, you could add some spices and make some really fancy zucchini chips…
    Enjoy your summer break. I always enjoy coming here and reading your new posts.

    1. I think next time I might sprinkle the chips with sea salt. Surprisingly they already taste mildly salty so I may not mess with a good thing. Thanks for “stopping by”! I hope to be back soon. 🙂

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