Still trying to keep that New Year’s resolution about eating healthier? Take a page from Paula Deen’s revamped diet and turn veggies into a special treat.
Instead of indulging in French fries, the Southern chef developed a recipe for zucchini fries that’s just 60 calories a serving – and diabetes-friendly. “Fresh veggies are a Southern staple and these are mighty good!,” raves Deen, who revealed she suffers from Type 2 diabetes a year ago.
So your taste buds and your waistline will be happy.
Crunchy Zucchini Fries In A New Light
Makes six servings – adapted from diabetesinanewlight.com
Vegetable cooking spray
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
3 (8-inch) zucchini, cut into 4½-inch lengths, about 42 pieces
¼ cup plain dry whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. cornmeal
1 Tbsp. white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. salt
1. Preheat oven to 425. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Whisk together egg white and mayonnaise in a large bowl until blended. Add zucchini and toss until well coated. Place bread crumbs, cornmeal, flour, chili powder and salt in a large zip-top bag. Add zucchini, a few pieces at a time, shaking the bag to coat well.
3. Place zucchini in one layer on baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp.