Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos (keto, dairy-free + paleo)

Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfatDisks of crisp zucchini slices topped with spicy beef, olives, green onions and dairy-free cheese. Made paleo-friendly without the cheese. Served alongside MCT guacamole enriched with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.

This recipe is awesome to share with a pal or keep for yourself. You could make this low-carb recipe even more keto worthy by drizzling the whole thing with leftover bacon grease. If you’re in a keto household like ours, we always have high-quality bacon grease laying around. I don’t know what it is about nachos and bacon grease, but they just go together.

For the guacamole, because no plate of nachos is right without it, I added Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides into the mix to make the macros of this dish shine. And also, I wanted to help y’all expand your collagen horizons by seeing that you truly can add it to just about everything from sauces to smoothies, dressings, dips, casseroles, and everything in between.

Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfat

Update on Vital Proteins… if you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you’re likely to know that Vital Proteins and I have been working together for a long, long time. A couple of years ago, they set up a 10% off coupon code for our community which we’ve been using ever since. With their vast array of different products, with more exciting things coming out in 2017 (I’m so excited to share them with you!), we’ve rearranged the discount program for Healthful Pursuit people.

Starting immediately, when you go to vitalproteins.com/keto, you’ll receive an instant 10% off when you order one of my custom collagen kits. The kits were created by me, for you, keeping in mind how I use Vital Proteins products on a day-to-day basis. There are 3 bundles to choose from:

  • Collagen Peptides Duo
  • Daily Essentials Combo, and a
  • Collagen and Gelatin Starter Pack

View the custom collagen kits and receive an instant 10% off here. Or shop on VitalProteins.com for your favorite collagen products.

I’d love to know in the comments below, is there anything you’d like to see in these packages? Will you use them?

You may be like, WAH, did she just use a microwave? Yes. Yes I did. You can oven bake the chips (425F/220C for 5 to 10 minutes on parchment paper-lined baking sheets) but the result is, well, bad. I wouldn’t recommend it. While I understand that microwaves may remove some nutrients, I don’t stress about it too much because I don’t use the microwave that often. I’d rather have crispy zucchini chips than no zucchini chips at all… or soggy ones because my oven doesn’t make them well.

Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfat

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Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos
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Recipe type: Type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-carb, Keto
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Serves: 2
 
Disks of crisp zucchini slices topped with spicy beef, olives, green onions and dairy-free cheese. Served alongside MCT guacamole enriched with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. MACROS Fat 60% Carbs 10% Protein 30%.
Ingredients
Low-Carb Nacho Chips
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
Meat
MCT Guacamole
Toppings
  • ⅓ cup (38 g) shredded dairy-free cheese, optional
  • 3 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 2 green onions, sliced
Instructions
  1. Line a large plate with parchment paper, placing each of the zucchini disks onto the paper being sure to not overlap. You will have to cook the zucchini in batches.
  2. Transfer the plate to the microwave and cook for 8 to 10 minutes on 50% power setting. You know the chips will be done with the edges curl and the middles get slightly golden. Once complete, remove the parchment paper from the microwave, flip over, and drop the chips onto a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining zucchini rounds.
  3. Meanwhile, place all the meat ingredients into a large frying pan. Heat on medium, rotating frequently, until the meat is no longer pink.
  4. Combine all of the MCT Guacamole ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Mash until combined.
  5. Transfer chips to a clean plate. Top with cooked meat, cheese, olives, and sliced green onions. Serve alongside MCT guacamole.
Notes
Paleo: to keep the recipe paleo, remove the dairy-free cheese.

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Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfatI’d love to know in the comments below, is there anything you’d like to see in these packages? Will you use them?

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  1. I broke out in a skin rash after trying the vital proteins Collagen Peptides above. Is that normal? Should I stop using it? I am a carnivore. I eat alot of meat.

    • Hey, Yvonne! Hmm, I haven’t heard of that…Did you have it with anything else? Could it have been an allergic reaction to something else you ate with it?

  2. These look sensational. Dinner with the family Sunday night. They will never know it Keto.

    Thanks so much !

  3. I don’t use the micro wave. Don’t think they did in the paleo era either.

    • You could try toasting them up in the oven instead! If you want to be super paleo you could try them over an open flame, although I’m not sure that will work ;)

  4. You’ve probably been asked this a million times but I’m brand new to your blog and YouTube. What kind of diary-free cheese do you use?

    • I usually go for Daiya cheese. I don’t have it all the time, but it’s a nice treat every now and then :)

    • Pretty thin! Not so thin that you can almost see through them, but as thin as you can. If you slice them thicker, it will just take longer to make them crispy in the microwave.

  5. Could you put the zucchini rounds into a food dehydrator to save some of the nutrients while still getting a dry, crisp ‘chip’?

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