Recipe for low-fat zucchini fries from Weight Watchers: Staying on the theme of finding guilt-free alternatives for comfort foods like fried chicken and mashed potatoes, consider this healthy replacement for french fries.
Unlike potatoes, zucchini is high in vitamin c, potassium, and antioxidants, while being surprisingly low in calories. Zucchini also is good for both your heart and immune system. Anyway, we find ourselves craving french fries just about every day in the summer, so here’s a nutritious, healthy alternative to (potato) french fries starring zucchini:
Zucchini French Fries Recipe (30-Second Video)
- Olive oil Cooking Spray
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 medium zucchinis
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- Coat baking sheet with cooking spray
- In small bowl, mix together flour, Italian seasoning, and salt
- Cut each zucchini in half, then quarter each half into vertical strips
- Coat each zucchini fry in flour, egg whites, and bread crumbs
- Arrange on baking sheet
- Roast at 425 for 12 minutes, turning once
These are great with a honey dijon mayo dip!
Honey Dijon Mayo Dip Recipe:
- 1/2 Tbsp Dijon
- 1/2 Tbsp Honey
- 3 Tbsp reduced-fat mayo
- Mix together and chill
Serving size: 8 fries = 3 SmartPoints
These zucchini fries are great on their own as a snack, or served with your favorite grilled entree.
Zucchini is seasonal, and best in the summer. If you have a garden, why not grow your own zucchini? I’m not that ambitious, but we have a farm stand down the road from us that sells home-grown zucchini, which tastes amazing!