I love foodbuzz.com because it not only gives me delicious recipes to try, but it helps me find new food blogs to follow. One recipe I recently ran across was for zucchini oven fries, which instantly made my mouth water. I’m a zucchini nut in the summer months because it seems like it is the easiest vegetable to prepare. I put it in my broccoli bowls, ribbon slice it to act as pasta or simply toss it in a pan with some olive oil and garlic. Any way you prepare it is sure to be a hit.
The blog who posted the recipe for the chips was A Healthy Jalapeno: A Healthy Spice for Life. The author, Laura, is a self proclaimed health food junkie who loves experimenting with food. Here is her recipe, adopted by Cooking Light:
Zucchini Oven Chips
1/4 cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp low-fat milk (or almond milk)
2 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 2 small)
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.
Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño
Recipe adopted by Cooking Light
Per Serving: 61 calories; 1.9g fat’ 3.8g protein; 7.6g carbohydrate; 1g fiber; 5mg cholesterol; 231mg sodium; 87mg calcium
I don’t know about you, but I’m DEFINITELY making these soon. Yummmmm.
My Healthy Tip of the Day: When deciding whether or not to peel yourself off the couch for a workout, try to remember that moment when you finish a sweat session. Remember, you’ll regret it more if you do decide to sit this one out.