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These healthy baked zucchini fries are crunchy and packed with flavor thanks to well-seasoned bread crumbs and a little grated Parmesan. They make a quick, fantastic side dish ideal with all kinds of dinners (think Roasted Shrimp with Romesco Sauce or easy baked salmon), and they’re great with any sort of dipping sauce you like, from homemade Ranch Dressing to Roasted Garlic Aioli—but the Big-Batch Marinara Sauce here is especially well-suited and makes enough to freeze for later. Try it with Baked Cracker-Crusted Chicken Fingers too!
For more Food for Life, get this Coffee Smoothie recipe, and this Fennel and Jicama Salad with Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Dressing recipe.
NOTE: You can find the recipe for Sprouted Wheat Bread Crumbs on page 57 of the cookbook, but feel free to substitute any bread crumbs you prefer, even panko. The Super-Sassy Seasoning can be turned into a marinade for chicken, pork, fish, or vegetables by whisking in a little olive oil and seasoning with salt and lemon juice to taste.
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From Food for Life by Laila Ali. Copyright © 2018 by the author and reprinted by permission of St Martin’s Press. Photography by Matt Armendariz.