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Zucchini “Fries”

I haven’t quite been able to break my holiday eating style yet. It is just so hard to resist sometimes. However, I found found that a good weapon for me is finding ways to eat the foods I love in a healthier way. Last night, I wanted fried zucchini. The kind that I always eat when I am back home and the kind that I ate a few times a week as a teenage bus girl at the restaurant. This version is much lighter, just as tasty, and perfect for a snack, appetizer, or side dish. I ate mine dipped in a little marinara as a side dish with a chicken burger. Perfect.

Healthy Zucchini “Fries”
Servings: around 8
Serving Size: 4 zucchini spears (or 8 if you cut them in 8ths)
Nutritional Info: 50.7 calories, .5 g of fat, 9 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 2.6 g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 *

Ingredients
4 large zucchini, cut in half and then into quarters
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 egg whites
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place a large baking sheet into the oven to preheat as well. This helps the zucchini to crisp up right away.

2. Mix together the breadcrumbs, oregano, rosemary, basil, and black pepper. Beat the egg whites and set aside.

3. Slice your zucchini into 1/2 and then slice each half into quarters. If you want them really crispy, slice each half into eighths. The skinnier the slices are the crispier they will be. Then sprinkle with salt and let sit for at least 5 minutes on paper towels. This will help remove some of the moisture.

4. Pull out the baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Dip the zuchinni into the egg whites and then coat on both sides with the bread crumbs. Place onto the baking sheet. Repeat.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping half way through. Let cool for 2-3 minutes and enjoy!

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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3 Response to Zucchini “Fries”

  1. Nancy on January 13, 2012

    How do I find you on Pinterest to follow you?

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  2. maureen on September 15, 2012

    thank you for your beautiful website! Looking forward to making the
    zucchini fries.
    Thank you

    Reply
  3. sweetevey on January 18, 2013

    I would love it if you included amount of sodium in you nutrition info

    Reply

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