Okay, you still need to buy ingredients and spend your valuable time making these, but they are free from dairy, gluten, corn, soy, and all the big allergies!
In an attempt to solve my never-ending sinus issues, I tried a sugar elimination diet. I’ve cut out processed foods and simple sugars before, but this was a bit different. This time around, I cut out many delicious grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables too! To say this was a challenge is an understatement. It wasn’t easy, but I tried to make it fun and delicious.
Rutabagas were one of the few root veggies I could still eat, and I had fun experimenting with a few different recipes. One particular evening I was craving Mexican food, and since I couldn’t have wheat or corn tortillas or corn chips, I got creative. Using the mandolin slicer, I sliced up a few rutabagas, and tossed them with some oil. After I laid out the slices on baking sheets, I sprinkled with a bit of kosher salt, an d popped them in the oven. The first time, the chips burned. The second time, they were limp. On the third try, they were just right. I got crispy chips that I couldn’t stop eating!
- 4 rutabagas
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of coarse kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice rutabagas into thin slices (1/8 inch is great!)
- Place slices in a bowl, and toss with oil until evenly coated
- Spread out slices on parchment paper-lined baking sheets
- Sprinkle with salt
- Bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven and flip slices over (add a bit more oil if they feel dry)
- Return sheets to oven for another 10-15 minutes (make sure they don’t burn!)
- Let chips cool on paper towel to soak up excess oil
The nachos pictured above were topped with:
- ‘Free’ Taco Meat
- Homemade guacamole
- Diced red pepper
- Red and green onions
This is the super low-carb, low-sugar version I could enjoy, and if you don’t have the same restrictions, pile it high with corn, black beans, other salsas, or whatever suits you!
Next time you need to whip up a vegan, gluten free, paleo, whole 30, snack for that group of friends with all the dietary restrictions, go for the nachos. They always leave us with a full belly, happy heart.