Sometimes you just want a huge plate of crunchy, salty potato wedges that have been fried in oil! And sometimes (hopefully most of the time) you think to yourself, “it’s just not worth it.” Trust me, I know the feeling but who says that you can’t have your salty crunchy fix and not undo all your hard work?! Me that’s who! So today, I’m going to show you a great alternative to the steak fries, potato wedges you’ve been looking for except this time, that starchy potato is replaced by the ZUCCHINI.
Zucchini’s are great for a multitude of reasons, one being that just 1 cup of zucchs has only 36 calories and offers up 10% of RDA dietary fiber which helps curb overeating and it won’t spike your blood sugar like white potato.
In addition to the high fiber content, it contains Manganese, Vitamins C, A, and folate which can assist in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, deter development of hyper-inflammatory disorders such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, promotes prostate health in men, and fights free radicals in your body. How’s that for an informative run on sentence? Have I convinced you yet to eat zucchini??
All you need are three simple ingredients and an oven, it’s that simple.
I’m starting off with 2 medium sized green zucchinis as pictured below and I’m preheating my broiler. 🙂
Take your zucchini and make sure you clean them well if not using organic and slice along the length of the veggie. Once you slice down the middle, slice down the middle of your two halves. Once you’ve completed that, slice them in half. I got cute and sliced mine diagonally.
Next, so that you don’t make a huge mess, place your sliced zucchini pieces in a bowl and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons fresh Parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper and TOSS.
Place your coated zucchinis on a baking dish and broil them on a high heat for 8 minutes but keep an eye on them as to not burn them. Your wedges should be what I like to call crunchy tender. Once the agonizing eight minutes is up, DIG IN! I ate mine with a loaded up turkey patty but eat them however and with whatever you’d like.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Sugars 1.9 g
Protein 2.2 g