Lots of people love snacking on salty treats. But, potato chips are loaded with fat and calories. For gastric sleeve, gastric band, and lap band patients, zucchini chips may help satisfy your salty cravings without adding all the calories of potato chips. Zucchini is naturally lower in carbohydrates and calories than potatoes, and by baking the chips instead of frying them, you can really cut back on calories from fat. Reducing the amount of calories and fat in your snacks can help you promote weight loss. To top it all off, by making the chips yourself, you can control the ingredients and the amount of salt. Use organic zucchini if that’s your preference, or a zucchini out of your own garden.
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This snack idea is offered by Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A., a board certified surgeon specializing in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric band, and lap band patients come from all over South Florida, including Boca Raton, Parkland, Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Wellington, and even as far away as Orlando and Jacksonville. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric patients are often seeking ideas for lower calorie snacks that help keep them on track with their post surgical weight loss diets.