7 Faux Fried Foods That Are Just as Good as Their Fried Alternative ...

As heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, an easy swap from fried foods to faux fried foods can make a huge difference in your health.

While I will admit, fried food does taste good;

it's just not worth the havoc that it wrecks inside of your body.

Fried foods, such as fried chicken, French fries, doughnuts, etc., have been shown to not only clog your arteries, but cause inflammation throughout your body as well.

As a dietitian, people tend to assume that none of us eat fried foods;

well, that's not entirely true, not me anyway!

I just take my old favorites, like French fries, and make them in a healthier way.

There is nothing greater than serving a group of self-proclaimed junk food eaters a healthy meal that tastes just as delicious as one they're used to.

You don't have to give up your favorite fried foods to be healthier;

just try these faux fried foods for a healthy spin on your old favorite, in or

der to keep your arteries clean and your blood pumping!

1. Faux Fried Panko Chicken

Faux Fried Panko Chicken

As a vegetarian myself, this is the faux fried foods that I use to wow over my carnivore friends and family, showing them that healthy food can taste delicious.

Panko is Japanese-style breadcrumb that is made out of crustless bread.

The crumbs are very light and flakey giving this faux fried chicken the same crispy mouth feel as that of traditional fried chicken.

I like to use chicken tenderloins the best when making this dish so that each piece is evenly coated with the flaky crumbs.

Dip each tenderloin first in a whole grain flour, next in a bowl of egg whites and lastly in the panko bread crumbs to ensure that the crumbs stick during cooking.

Bake or broil the tenderloins in the oven depending on the thickness of your poultry until the proper internal temperature has been reached.

Serve the faux fried tenderloins with your favorite barbecue sauce and your guests will certainly be asking when you will cook for them again!

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