Second bonus...start to finish this recipe only took me about half an hour, only 10 minutes of which were active. All you do is slice zucchini into sticks, dredge in egg white, and toss into a tasty breadcrumb, cheese, and spice mixture. Spread onto a baking sheet and watch them get crispy and delicious. Then you eat every single only. Oh wait, that's just what I did. That part is not recommended.
Nutritional Highlights: A small order of pomme frites can have almost 300 calories, 14 grams of fat, lots of carbs and almost 0 nutritional benefit. This recipe has a lot of things going for it. First, it uses zucchini instead of potato. Zucchini is very low in calories, carbohydrates, and is high in dietary fiber. Second, instead of deep frying, these are baked which means way less fat. Plus, these still have the crispy outside you look for in a fry from the breadcrumb/spice/cheese crust, and are soft in the center. If you're having trouble getting your kids or husbands or boyfriends (or yourself) to eat veggies, this is a great way to do it!
Spicy Baked Zucchini Fries with Marinara Dip
adapted from Skinny Taste
For about 3 servingsIngredients:
In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cheese, salt/pepper and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with olive oil spray (or rub with olive oil) and set aside.Toss the zucchini sticks in the egg white, then transfer into bread crumb and cheese mixture and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more olive oil spray on top. Bake at 425° for about 15 minutes, turn, and bake fro another 5-10 or until golden brown. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce or pesto for dipping.