Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

Summer Squash RecipeA summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly.

Summer squash has a number of benefits like:

  • Good source of fiber
  • Low calories
  • High in vitamin A
  • Good source of potassium

Ingredients:

1 medium summer squash
2 eggs
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs (try panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon mustard power
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

How to Make It:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.

Cut your summer squash into wedges. Remove the seeds if they are quite large and set wedges aside.

Whisk the eggs in a dish and set aside.

In another dish, combine the bread crumbs, paprika, mustard powder and salt and pepper.

Start by dipping the wedges, one by one, into the egg mixture and then the bread crumb mixture. Place each wedge on the greased baking sheet. Continue until all the wedges are done.

You can bake the wedges as is for about 30-40 (until soft inside and golden brown on the outside), but if you want a more golden texture, drizzle or spray some olive oil on top of the wedges. Flip half way through baking.

Serve with ranch or another favorite dip.

This summer squash recipe sounds delicious doesn’t it?

 

Tips for the Beginner Runner

Beginner Runner TIpsSo, you’ve been thinking about starting running? You’ve heard about the endorphins or you want to take things up a notch or you just want to try something new. That’s a great idea and as the weather starts to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start.

Whether you’ve been a runner in the past or never run before, the key to starting running is to get out there. Take that first step. Walk out your front door or hop on that treadmill and start to move. It really is that simple. And it’s really not.

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Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

Grilled Veggies

If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil.  

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Fitness Passes in NYC: Where to Get a One Day Pass

Fit Daypass

Have you ever thought about joining a gym but the idea of a fixed commitment turned you off? Or you wanted to try a new gym but don’t want to deal with the pushy salespeople trying to sell you memberships?  

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30 Day 1 Thing Daily Challenge: Play Along

Daily Personal Fitness Challenge

My friend and the awesome gal who partnered up with me for my Better Healthy Living Challenge has her own challenge in September. It’s called the 30 Day, 1 Thing Daily Challenge. Play along and challenge yourself. Glenneth will post more about this challenge on her blog over at Your Path to Fit on September […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane: Destination Roatan, Honduras

Travel to Roatan, Honduras

It’s vacation time!  Luggage is all packed and we are leaving on a jet planet to Roatan, Honduras. We’ll be staying active while on vacation, you can bet on that.  We’ll be snorkeling, walking the beach, swimming, kayaking and much more. BUT we are also going to enjoy the downtime and relax.  

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