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Ideal Protein recipe: Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips 
9th-Mar-2014 02:16 pm
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Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips


  • Zucchini (1 small zucchini yielded ~1 cup of chips)

  • Olive oil spray

  • Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F.

  2. Thinly slice zucchini into chips. A mandoline is recommended, as it will slice the zucchini uniformly (which ensures uniform cooking time), but watch your fingers!

  3. Lay slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  4. Lightly coat the tops of the zucchini with olive oil using a pastry brush or mister.

  5. Lightly season with salt.

  6. Bake at 225°F for ~40 minutes.

  7. Flip the slices, coat with oil and season with salt.

  8. Cook for ~40 minutes. The slices should be lightly browned.

Verdict: YUMMY! I can eat a cup, or even 2, of these, no problem!!! Highly recommended!

Recipe found here
9th-Mar-2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
These sound good.

Random question, do they have you taking a multivitamin to add some of the vitamins you aren't getting by cutting out some of the foods you would be normally eating? Are they having you watch your calorie count, too, or just your carbs and such?
I tried to read up on this, but I didn't want to put in my name, phone number, and location to read more about it. Their website is one big advertisement to me. Very little information and no pricing. I wanted to see if it was comparable in price to WW.

Edited at 2014-03-09 09:36 pm (UTC)
9th-Mar-2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
There's a multivitamin, a potassium supplement, potassium-infused salt, an Omega 3 supplement, and a calcium supplement I have to take, some with breakfast and some with dinner. And they tell you very explicitly what to eat, so I don't have to count calories--I just have to follow directions to the letter.

I would bet my life that it's quite a bit more expensive than WW. I have a colleague who used Atkins shakes instead of Ideal Protein for that reason. Atkins and IP are very similar, except that IP cuts fats and Atkins doesn't.
9th-Mar-2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
The online WW I signed up for around 2 to 3 years ago cost me $16.50 a month. That of course didn't include the cost if you went to meetings or anything, which I never did. Mostly because I didn't like the lady who was running the local program. I still have all my WW information from the At Home Program.

When we started our diets we started using the Walmart version of the SlimFast shakes. I wonder if those would work for you. They are like stupid cheap and actually taste damn good. I definitely wouldn't be able to deal with the being told what to eat at all.
9th-Mar-2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
And I do really well with being told what to eat, because that's usually the last thing I want to think about. That's why I've been posting all these recipes here. :D
9th-Mar-2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
If i wasn't fond of planning meals then I probably wouldn't mind being told what to eat. We've done Atkins before. Dad was the only one to lose any weight doing it. Mom and I did better on the WW when we were doing it.

Now we're just counting our calories and watching our fat, sugar, and cut all the crap out.

I hope you lose a lot of weight this first week and that keeps you going. :-)
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