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Zero Carb Air Fryer Zucchini Fries


Do you struggle with cravings?! Since I have adapted my diet to eating low net carbs, I have significantly less cravings... BUT I would be lying if I said I never have cravings. Some days I just want fries! How do I handle my CRAVINGS?! ⭐️My first step is to try to “Scratch The Itch,” as @julethebee would say, and create a HEALTHY VERSION of the item I am craving....and if all else fails, have the damn fries! Enjoy every bite and move on.



I have been craving french fries, so I took my own advice and successfully satiated my craving with this new recipe for.... LOW CARB EGGPLANT FRIES 🍟 🍆 these eggplant fries are SO CRISPY and flavorful, without the added carbs and fat of regular french fries!

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⭐️COMMENT below an item that you have been craving and would like me to create a healthy version!!




🍟RECIPE:


✔️INGREDIENTS:

- 1 Medium Eggplant, cut into french fry shape

- 3 Egg whites, whisked .

- 1/2 Cup extra fine wheat bran (I use @shiloh_farms_foods)

- 3 TBS grated Parm

- 1 TBS dried basil

- 1/2 TBS onion powder

- 1/2 TBS garlic powder

- 1/2 TSP Salt

- Pepper to taste

- 1/2 TSP red pepper flakes (optional if you like spice)




✔️INSTRUCTIONS:

- Cut eggplant into french fry shape, then spread them out on a paper towel, sprinkle salt over the eggplant and let the salted eggplant sit for 20-30 minutes in order to let some water release from the eggplant. .

- In a small bowl, Mix wheat bran, parm, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, and pepper flakes.

- In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites, set aside.

- After the eggplant has sat for 20-30 min, Pat the eggplant dry.

- Set up a station with the eggplant, the two bowls—one with the wheat bran mixture and one with egg whites, and a greased baking dish OR if using the AIR FRYER, as I did, set up the greased air fryer tray. - Coat each eggplant fry in egg whites, then in the wheat bran mixture and place directly on baking dish.

- AIR FRY for 10-15 minutes on 400F—keep an eye on them as each air fryer or oven may be different. .

- Dip them in ketchup or aioli sauce!



⭐️PRO TIP: these taste best and crispiest when eaten fresh!



ENJOY! 🍆