Make these cool ranch zucchini chips the next time you want a guilt-free snack

Chips are one of the tastiest and most crave-able snacks out there. From their satisfying crunch to their salty flavor, nothing hits the spot quite like a bag of chips when you’re in the mood for junk food.

But we all know that eating potato chips, Doritos and all other manner of chips is not the healthiest option. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your chip craving while still getting your veggies, look no further than these cool ranch zucchini chips.

This recipe from Delish will conjure up the taste of Doritos Cool Ranch chips, but with a fraction of the calories, carbs, fat and sodium. These vegetable-based chips use fresh ingredients and only require about 10 minutes of prep time. They then bake for about an hour and 20 minutes, at which point you’ll have a guilt-free and tasty snack ready to go!

Other food bloggers are all about zucchini chips, too. You can find different versions of homemade ranch zucchini chips from bloggers like Sugar-Free Mom, Damn Delicious, Healthnut Ninja and Dashing Dish.

Healthnut Ninja

Of course, chips aren’t the only recipe in which zucchini can sub for your favorite carb-laden ingredients. Actually, there are a number of dessert recipes that incorporate zucchini, such as this zucchini roll from Sugar Spun Run.

Sugar Spun Run

Zucchini can also act as a great substitute for pasta, such as in this recipe for zucchini “spaghetti” with pesto.

In addition to being tasty and versatile, zucchini is rich in nutrients, and is a great, low-carb vegetable to incorporate into the diets of those with diabetes or anyone who is watching their carbohydrate intake. In addition to its low carb content, zucchini is also low in calories and fat and is sodium- and cholesterol-free. It’s also high in fiber and various other vitamins and minerals, which provide a host of health benefits including improved digestion, good circulation, more energy and better thyroid function.

Do you have a favorite zucchini recipe?