Oven-fried Okra

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Oven-fried Okra

Ready for a crispy fix? You had me at oven-fried okra. This recipe courtesy of  Love & Zest turns a traditionally deep-fried treat into a healthy side you can gladly indulge on. Thick cut okra is baked in a crispy coating of egg and whole wheat breadcrumbs for added protein and fiber. Fun fact: The slimy “goo” inside okra pods is called mucilage and is high in soluble fiber. This soluble fiber is like the kind found in Metamucil and can help you stay regular.

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Kristina LaRue - Love and Zest headshotKristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, LDN is a sports dietitian in Orlando, FL and co-author of the Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies. She writes the food and nutrition blog, Love & Zest, where she shares recipes, life, and nutrition. Connect with her outside of the blog on Pinterest,  Twitter and Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Kristina LaRue. Original recipe published on Love & Zest.

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