Paleo Zucchini Fries

It’s hard to believe these crispy zucchini fries are baked. Coated in a flavorful almond flour mixture, then baked to perfection, these paleo zucchini fries will be a hit as an appetizer, side dish, or a snack. They're a great way to squeeze in some extra veggies into your day.

Paleo Zucchini Fries

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Zucchini
  • Almond flour
  • Eggs
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Garlic
  • Salt

Paleo Zucchini Fries

What is zucchini?

Zucchini belongs in the squash family along with melons and cucumbers. It is botanically classified as a fruit but most people treat them and think of them as a vegetable. 

Zucchini is a good source of many vitamins and minerals [*]:

  • Vitamins A, C, K, B6
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Folate
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
  • Thiamine
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

One cup of cooked zucchini provides 40% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of Vitamin A, which is known for supporting immune health and vision health.

Paleo Zucchini Fries

Health benefits of zucchini:

  • Supports immune health: Vitamin A and C in zucchini can strengthen your immune system and protect your body from disease and infection.
  • Enhances eye and skin health: Zucchini contains carotenoids — such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, which are linked to eye, skin, and heart health [*]. Research shows diets rich in lutein and zeaxanthin may lower your risk of eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and cataracts [*][*].
  • May reduce risk of cancer: The antioxidants in zucchini may also have anti-cancer properties [*]. Studies show the skin of zucchini is where the highest level of antioxidants are [*]. 
  • Helps with blood sugar levels: Zucchini is low in carbs and high in fiber, both of which can have positive impacts on blood sugar levels. It’s a popular low-carb substitute for pasta because it can be spiralized and sauteed to replace noodles. Low-carb diets are linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, which is helpful for those with type 2 diabetes [*].
  • Supports heart health: Zucchini’s potassium and fiber content may be helpful in reducing high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol [*]. Both of these can reduce the risk of heart disease [*].
  • Promotes gut health: Eating zucchini can enhance digestive health. Benefits include helping with regularity and reducing constipation [*] as well as reducing the risk of various gut disorders such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome [*].

Paleo Zucchini Fries

Paleo Zucchini Fries

Recipe Details:

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Serving size: 4 fries
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Two medium zucchini squash
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ cup garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. While the oven preheats, cut each zucchini into 12 short strips.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and parsley.
  3. In another bowl, combine the almond flour, garlic powder, paprika, minced garlic, and salt.
  4. Dip the zucchini in the egg mixture and then coat it with the dry seasoning mix. Make sure each piece is covered completely.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the fries are golden brown. Top with freshly chopped parsley and garlic. 

Paleo Zucchini Fries

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 153

  • Fat: 11g
  • Protein: 6.8g 
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6.7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar Alcohol: 0g
  • Net Carbohydrates: 3.7g

Macros:

  • Fat: 65%
  • Protein: 18%
  • Carbohydrates: 17%

Paleo Zucchini Fries

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