Atkins Zucchini Crisps
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 2 medium Zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (Grated)


  1. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch slices (on a diagonal if they're small).  Brush both sides with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt, pepper and Parmesan (add whatever else strikes your fancy - garlic powder, Italian seasoning, rosemary or dill). The nutritionals include 2 tablespoons of Parmesan.  
  2. Set on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 10 minutes, turning once. Cool on a wire rack.  
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How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.