Good for you zucchini fries

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Happy hump day! Ready for a little What I Ate Wednesday action thanks to the lovely Jenn?

 
 

Let’s get this party started.

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Un buen desayuno. <–I doubled majored in Spanish in college and haven’t used a drop of it since. Kind of tempted to write a whole post in Spanish one day. That could be fun.

The pumpkin craze continued by mixing about a 1/4 cup of pumpkin with yogurt + cottage cheese for breakfast. Toppings:

  • grape nuts cereal
  • a chopped up juicy pear
  • pepitas
  • maple syrup

Delicious, but I was hungry by 11:30. I always have this problem with yogurt. Some people say protein heavy breakfasts leave them full longer. Not me though. Bring on the carbs!

Lunch was pretty random. I opened the fridge to see 2 lone zucchinis in the produce drawer. That was it. Hmm…

A few minutes later, I found myself battering, dipping and rolling zucchini fries in a delicious combination of bread crumbs, ground flax seed and nutritional yeast.

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And then I ate the entire zucchini in fry form.

I guess there are worse “fries” out there to eat an entire tray of, right?

Since lunch basically consisted of one big vegetable, a snack was soon to follow.

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Good ‘ole PB&J.

After work I went grocery shopping. I was hungry, without a list and had no plan for dinner. Somehow, I managed to avoid the disaster that was pointing to and walked away only $93 poorer and with the ingredients for a quesadilla dinner.

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Mushroom + onion + cheddar quesadillas with some tomato & avocado for good measure. Thoroughly enjoyed on the couch, while watching the second episode of Madmen on Netflix, our new obsession. Loving it so far. It’s funny yet kind of weird/quirky. I think it’s more my cup of tea than Ulysses’ but, I’ve endured enough episodes of 24 for it to be my turn to pick. Winking smile

 

Zucchini Fries

Yield: 1-2 servings

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 tablespoons almond milk
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease. Cut zucchini into
“fries.” Combine dry ingredients in a shallow bowl. Beat egg and almond milk in another shallow bowl. Dip zucchini fries into egg mixture first then roll in bread crumb mixture. Line zucchini on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, flipping fries half way through.

 

Any Madmen fans out there?

What’s your favorite kind of vegetable “fry”?

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love the idea of using cereal as a breading. I actually just ran into this method the other day and instantly fell in love :) You make these zucchini fries look darn good!

    My favorite ingredient to use in “fry” form would probably either be sweet potatoes or butternut squash. Both get my toes-a-tingling :D

  2. 2

    When I saw on Twitter that you had zucchini fries, I almost called you for the recipe … then I figured you’d probably share! I’m glad that I was right! I’m making these this weekend. The end.

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    I LOVE MAD MEN!!! I watched every single episode and Jason would watch every 2-3 episodes with me. I would fill him in on the little details. I cannot wait for the next season to start (next year, boo)

    The fries look like they turned out great! And a PBJ snack is always a good thing.

  4. 4

    There are definitely worse fries out there and yours look wonderful! I will have to try these when I get home from school :)
    Happy WIAW!

  5. 5

    mmm I have yet to try Zucchini fries!

  6. 6

    Those quesadillas look amazing :)

  7. 7

    Mmmm the zucchini fries looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Gonna go try it soon! (:

  8. 8

    Those zucchini fries look incredible! Your photography is incredible too. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten any vegetable in fry form – but that might change soon seeing those.

  9. 9

    I reallllllllllly hate nutritional yeast. This is scaring me. I realllly want to try zuke fries, though!!

  10. 11

    your pictures are so pretty!! where did you get that spoon in your oatmeal pic? i see it on other blogs and i think they’re so cute!

  11. 13

    Yummy! All of it looks amazing!

  12. 14

    A restaurant I used to eat at when I was a kid would always call these “Zoo sticks” and I never really made the connection until a few years ago. I love how you served them upright in a ceramic container. Definitely some creative presentation, which of course makes for great photos. I hope they were as delicious as they look! Is that a tomato pasta sauce for dipping?

  13. 16

    Wow, your WIAW is making me super jealous, it looks amazing! What a fantastic idea with the fries too, sounds good. I totally agree about the protein breakfast thing — yogurt never does it for me either. Thanks for sharing this delicious food! Just added you to my Google reader so looking forward to more posts!

  14. 18

    I love that little orange spoon:) It has shown up a couple times now. The zucchini fries look amazing!

  15. 20

    I’ve made zucchini fries with fiber one and it’s really good!! I’ll have to try your recipe because I LOVE zucchini!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy WIAW!

  16. 21

    Do you know what I like most about this post? The Grape Nuts!!! I always forget about that cereal, but it’s SO tasty! I need to pick up a box…

  17. 22

    I definitely love “frying” sweet potatoes the most, but I’ve also done it with zucchini (not your way, which sounds fantastic and I must try it), and eggplant. Yums!

  18. 23

    YUM!

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    all of your meals today looks delicious and just made me hungry even though I just ate my dinner! hahaha

    i LOVE mad men! me and kevin have been watching it for months now and we’re in the middle of season 3. i’m hoping to finish up season 4 before they start showing season 5 but who knows, i have a ridiculous amount of shows on my plate!

  20. 25

    Yes, I’ll be making those fries. I made sweet potato fries tonight and although I’d have liked to, I did not eat the entire tray.

  21. 26

    You are simply brilliant. This looks just as yummy as normal fries…probably yummier!

  22. 27

    The zucchini fries looks delicious! I seriously want to try it! :)

  23. 28

    I made quesadillas last night for dinner. I want to make these zucchini fries tonight! I love fried zucchini and I feel like this would satisfy my cravings for it in a healthy way!

  24. 29

    Thank you for the pumpkin, yogurt, cottage cheese combo idea! I have all of those things you used to make your breakfast sitting in me house, and I didn’t know how I was going to use the rest of my pumpkin! It sounds amazing and I cant wait to try it :D

  25. 30

    Thanks for sharing your zucchini fries recipe…Gave me a good idea on making my little girl eat veggies without force…Haha!

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    The zucchini fries sound awesome! I actually have a couple in my own crisper drawer right now needing a little love.

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