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Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Canola or olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flours, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a large sealable plastic bag. Dip zucchini in egg white, shake in the bag to coat, and arrange, not touching, on the baking sheet. Coat all exposed sides with cooking spray.
  3. Bake on the center rack for 10 minutes. Turn the zucchini and coat any floury spots with cooking spray. Continue to bake until golden and just tender, about 8 to 10 minutes more. Serve hot.

Tomato-Basil Skewers

16 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 16 small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle
  • Coarse salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Directions:

    1. Thread mozzarella, basil and tomatoes on small skewers. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts

    Serves 18

    Ingredients:

    1 9-ounce box frozen artichoke hearts

    • 2/3 cup cooked chopped spinach
    • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 18 thin slices brie
    • Directions:
      1. Preheat broiler. Prepare artichoke hearts according to package directions.
      2. Combine spinach, lemon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Top each artichoke heart with the spinach mixture and brie. Broil until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.