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Zucchini Fries


These breadcrumb, flaxseed and nutritional yeast coated zucchini fries are baked in the oven and as delicious as they are good for you.

Zucchini fries

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

Let’s get this party started.

Pumpkin yogurt bowl

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 zucchini 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.

Healthy zucchini fries

Then I proceeded to eat an entire zucchini in the form of healthy zucchini fries by myself right out of the oven.

I’ve done the same before with air fryer okra fries.

After a few pictures of course for their blog debut.

Baked zucchini fries


Healthier baked zucchini fries

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.

Peanut butter and jelly snack

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.

Dinner quesadilla

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.

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These breadcrumb, flaxseed and nutritional yeast coated zucchini fries are baked in the oven and as delicious as they are good for you.


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup 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


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease.
  3. Cut zucchini into fry shape
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a shallow bowl.
  5. Beat egg and almond milk in another shallow bowl.
  6. Dip zucchini fries into egg mixture first then roll in bread crumb mixture.
  7. Line zucchini on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, flipping fries half way through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Any Madmen fans out there?

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

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