Healthy and Tasty πŸ˜‹ Baked Versions 🍀 of Your Favorite Fried Foods πŸŸπŸ— ...

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There’s no denying that fried foods taste really wonderful.

You probably already know that eating a lot of fried foods can translate to weight gain due to fat and calorie content.

For the most part, you want to limit fried foods for the sake of your health.

The good news is that you can bake many of the foods you enjoy fried and still get that crunchy, crispy texture you love as well as the flavor you crave.

Try baking these foods and you’ll see just what I mean.

1. Chicken Legs, Thighs, Breasts and Wings

Chicken Legs, Thighs, Breasts and Wings

It doesn’t really matter what part of the chicken you like best.

Any piece is just as yummy when it’s baked rather than fried.

Here’s how I do it.

First I dredge the pieces in egg, then I drag them through cornmeal seasoned with salt and pepper.

I place them on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, then spritz each piece with the spray.

Then I bake at 425 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes.

Easy, right?

And totally tasty too!

2. French Fries

French Fries

Who would ever want to give up French fries?

Not me!

Luckily, you can give them a healthy makeover so you can enjoy them without all the guilt.

Start by peeling your potatoes.

I usually do one per person.

Then cut them in four slices the long way.

Lay each slice flat and cut it into four or five fries.

Toss the potatoes with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

Then lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, turning once during cooking.

3. Onion Rings

Onion Rings

If you’re more of an onion ring kind of girl, you can still enjoy your indulgence without all the grease.2

To make your onion rings baked instead of fried, cut them as you normally do.

Then dip the rings in whipped egg whites.

Coat them with crushed cornflakes and bake at 450 until the rings are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

This will take about 30 minutes.

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