Zero Waste Carrot & Broccoli Stalk Veggie Chips

August 7, 2017
When you buy as much fresh produce as I do in a week, waste sometimes feels inevitable. I've really been trying to practice zero waste in the kitchen, though, starting with using the whole vegetable. I bought the most beautiful broccoli stalks this past week, and I couldn't bear to throw them out after chopping off the green florets. I decided to keep the stalks and mix them with carrots to create vegan carrot and broccoli veggie chips. I kept my carrot and broccoli stalk veggie chips seasoning simple with a basic sea salt and black pepper mixture, but I think they'd be great with your favorite spices and herbs! These veggie chips make an excellent healthy snack--they're packed with fiber and can be easily combined with other healthy treats like hummus or spinach dip.
Zero Waste Carrot & Broccoli Stalk Veggie Chips

Zero Waste Carrot & Broccoli Stalk Veggie Chips

Recipe Type: Appetizers Detox
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  • 3-4 stalks broccoli stalks, peeled
  • 3-4 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Wash and peel broccoli stalks and carrots with a vegetable peeler.
3. Slice thinly with a mandoline slicer.
4. Toss carrot and broccoli "chips" in avocado oil, Himalayan sea salt, and black pepper.
5. Arrange on parchment paper with room so none overlap and bake for 30-40 minutes, until desired crispiness is achieved.
6. Watch closely during last 10 minutes so they don't burn and flip at halfway point for more even baking.
7. Cool chips on a cooling rack to harden.
8. Store uneaten chips in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

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Lauren is a vegan recipe creator, food photographer, and writer. You can find her in the kitchen making healthy plant-based eats, at the gym working up an appetite for her next meal, or curled up with a good book and a glass of red. She actively seeks wellness and balanced living in an unbalanced world. Follow her on Instagram @flora_and_vino and her blog floraandvino.com.

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