Healthy Baked French Fry Recipes: Crispy Eggplant Fries, Apple Fries

Mar 3 2016
Who says fries can only be made from potatoes? Not us! We've got two fun new recipes: One made from eggplant and one from apples! Baked (not fried) and complete with a yummy panko coating, you'll flip for these guilt-free fries... (Keep reading for tips on making them completely clean!)

Hungry Girl's Crispy Eggplant Fries Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (about 12 pieces): 80 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 340mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 4g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

SmartPoints® value 2*

It's like eggplant Parm, finger-food style! Yesss...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes


1 medium eggplant (about 12 oz.), peeled, ends removed

3/4 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray.

Cut eggplant into French-fry shaped spears.

In a medium-large bowl, combine breadcrumbs and seasonings.

Place eggplant in another large bowl. Top with egg whites/substitute, and toss to coat.

One at a time, shake eggplant to remove excess egg, and lightly coat with breadcrumb mixture. Evenly place on the baking sheets, and top with any remaining breadcrumbs.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Flip eggplant. Bake until lightly browned and crispy, about 12 more minutes.


Hungry Girl's Apple Fries Recipe

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Entire recipe: 167 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 236mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 18g sugars, 6g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

SmartPoints® value 2*

Is it dessert? A sweet snack? A breakfast dish? Yes, yes, and yes! Eat this tasty treat anytime you like...

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


1 medium Fuji or Gala apple (about 6 oz.)

1/4 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

Half a packet no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Dash salt

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/8 tsp. maple extract


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Core and peel apple. Cut into half-moon slices about 1/4-inch thick.

In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, sweetener, cinnamon, and salt.

In another medium bowl, mix egg whites/substitute with maple extract. Add apple slices, and toss to coat.

One at a time, shake apple slices to remove excess egg and lightly coat with breadcrumb mixture. Evenly lay on the baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Flip apple pieces. Bake until lightly browned and crispy on the outside and slightly softened on the inside, about 10 more minutes.


HG Tip: If enjoying these the day after they’re made, heat them in a toaster oven for crispiest results!

Clean & Hungry Tips: For all-natural results in these recipes, use natural sweetener, pure extract, and fresh egg whites. And for more easy and delicious clean-eating recipes, order Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry...

Chew on this:

March 3rd (today) is National Cold Cuts Day. Try something new, like this Blazing Buffalo Style Roasted Chicken Breast by Boar's Head!

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