Macro Friendly Mondays — Oven “Fried” Okra!

Growing up, one of my favorite side dishes was fried okra. It (or green bean casserole) was always on the menu when I got to choose my birthday dinner. Definitely not the healthiest, but so delicious! This #MacroFriendly #LowFat version will satisfy the craving without busting the calorie bank.

🥣 Ingredients:
👉🏼15 oz frozen chopped okra, steamed per package directions
👉🏼46g egg whites (carton kind)
👉🏼20g oat flour
👉🏼10g almond flour
👉🏼1/2-1 tsp seasonings of choice (I used and herb blend that was salted)

👩🏻‍🍳 Instructions:
1️⃣ Preheat oven to 385°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
2️⃣ Mix the oat flour, almond flour, and seasoning in a bowl.
3️⃣ Measure whites into and contain large enough to toss the steamed okra in the egg whites (I used a Tupperware with a lid).
4️⃣ Pour off any extra egg white if you have some (but reserve it; don’t discard), then sprinkle the flour and seasoning mix over the okra and toss to coat.
5️⃣ Spread the coated okra on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, leaving room between the pieces. Sprinkle with the remaining amount of egg whites (if you had any).
6️⃣ Spray with cooking spray and then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy.

📝 Notes:
▶️ Nutrition is for one serving; recipe makes two. (Cooking spray not included).
▶️ Adjust seasoning to taste.
▶️ Best eaten right away; leftovers will be mushy.
▶️ I used frozen pre-chopped okra, but you could use fresh.
▶️ I’m sure you could also do this in the air fryer as long as you kept it single layer (may need to cook in batches if yours is small).
▶️ If you want this to be lower in cabs, just use all almond flour or Parmesan in place of the oat flour.

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Reader Questions:
1/ Okra… love or hate?
2/ What is your favorite thing to oven-fry or air-fry?

PSA: While I use macro tracking as a starting point with some of my clients, my #MacroFriendly posts can be used as as ideas for those who use a #MindfulMacros approach (AKA not tracking, but structuring meals based on how their body responds best to protein, carbs, and fat) as well. This is the goal place for some to reach after they learn the ropes by tracking for a period of time. For some of my clients who don’t want to track for one reason or another, we start with the mindful macros approach. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to find your forever way to eat! If you are interested in joining my #MealMasteryMentorship, email me! We can set up a free discovery call! The goal of my coaching is to get you to a place where you no longer need a coach.

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