A delicious, crispy way to get a full vegetable serving. Try this with one of your favorites, such as carrots, kale, and regular or sweet potatoes! Gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly.

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  • Preparation Time

    5 minutes
  • Baking Time

    10-15 minutes
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  1. 1 large (11 oz. / 300 g) zucchini / courgette
  2. 2 tsp. / 9 ml olive oil
  3. ⅛ tsp / ¾ g sea salt or substitute
  4. ⅛ tsp / ⅜ g turmeric or other seasoning of choice (e.g., garlic, smoked paprika)


  1. Cut the zucchini/courgette into thin slices.
  2. Toss slices with olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings.
  3. Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet, and bake at 400 °F/ 200 °C until brown and crispy, about 10-15 minutes.
Serving Size: ½ cup Exchanges per Serving: 1 Veg, 1 Fat

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    • Hi, Lojamo, and welcome 🙂 The easiest way is to compare the exchanges at the bottom of this (and any) recipe to those allotted to you, which you can see by clicking on “Exchange mode” in the toolbar above any of your menus. You will notice that at most snacks you get a fruit or vegetable and a fat exchange, as well as a carb exchange – you can have a serving or two of these then or at any other meal that suits you (you can substitute two vegetables for each fruit, and two fats for each carb) .

    • Hi, darrolynnharris. Since you live about 9 miles from a Whole Foods Market (Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey), I suggest you try there for foods you can heat or put together. This article can help guide you regarding making selections: https://www.trimdownclub.com/how-you-can-go-wrong-with-healthy-foods/.
      In addition, the list below is for some simple items you can put together:
      •Fresh and dried fruit
      •Cut raw vegetables
      •Oven-baked vegetable chips
      •Nuts and seeds
      •Trail mix combinations of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
      •Sandwiches – good breads with nut butters, hummus and similar spreads, tahini, canned or smoked fish, cheese, homemade “cold cuts” from fresh meats, egg salad, etc.
      •Whole grain or Paleo crackers plus any of the above
      •Hard-boiled eggs
      •Sliced or string cheese
      •Cottage cheese
      •Milk (dairy or vegetal), plain or flavored with cocoa powder and a recommended sweetener
      •Hearty soup in a thermos (2-3 food groups, i.e. meat or legume, vegetable, whole grain)
      •Hearty smoothie/shake in a thermos (2-3 food groups, i.e. fruit/vegetable, dairy/vegan, seeds)
      •Edamame or other legume/pulse snacks
      •Whole grain or Paleo cereal or granola (cold in small sealable bag, cooked in thermos)
      •Canned beans
      •Prepared healthy foods in containers – from leftovers or prepared the night or weekend before.
      •Homemade-style whole-food muffins or bars
      •Popped grains, i.e. organic popcorn, sorghum, quinoa

  1. Hi, lbabbitt. These are probably best served hot. They are definitely to be baked on a cookie sheet, single layer according to the instructions. Sorry to read of your experience – next time try less time. Since this is a recipe from a Clubmember rather than the Trim Down Club, it has not been evaluated in our test kitchen.

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