Baked Veggie Crunchers

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Another way to eat your veggie!  These are delightful!

Baked Veggie Crunchers

Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD

Ingredients

    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 cup crushed All Bran garlic and herb crackers
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1 large zucchini, sliced into half-inch strips
    • ½ jicama, peeled and cut into thin sticks (keep very thin – otherwise they don’t taste good)
    • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into half-inch strips

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Set up three shallow dishes on the counter: Place about a cup of flour in one dish. In the next dish, beat the eggs. In the last dish, combine cracker crumbs with grated cheese.
  • Coat the veggies in flour, then egg mixture, then breadcrumb mixture, pressing to set coating. Spray non-stick cooking spray over breaded veggies (this helps give them an extra crisp). Halfway through baking, toss veggies and continue to bake until golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

 

The red pepper sticks are my favorite!  Yummy!  This would go perfectly with a low-fat ranch dip or even ketchup. 

This would be my top pick for dressing Bolthouse Farms Ranch Yogurt dressing.

 

 

Ever try jicama? Pronunciation: \ˈhē-kə-mə\

This root vegetable is a great source of vitamin C.  It is known as the “Mexican potato” and considered to be a cross between an apple and a potato.  Just peel like a potato and chop into matchstick size pieces.  Wonderful raw on top of salads instead of croutons!  I have sampled this for many kids events and they love it.  I had one kid keep coming back and every time I see him he always asks “Got any more jicama?” 

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