Non-Fried Avocado Fries

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I used to eat badly. I mean krispy kreme donuts with a side of greasy burger bad. It wasn't once in a while bad. It was frequently bad food. The excuses were always the same. Residency...crazy hours...I can't study and eat healthy.

Hypocrite much. I'm like the doctor that advises patients to quit smoking, but then sneaks out for a quick puff. Every day, I educated patients about diet modifications and comorbidities of obesity/overweight, but had twinkies stuffed in my white coat. Hello me! How am I going to ignore my family history of diabetes, hypertension and coronary diseases?

But it was easy for me to ignore my eating habits. Being naturally petite, what I put inside me didn't show externally. And on the rare days, when getting into my favorite skinny jeans took some effort, I would go on a binge diet. But I kid you not; it will catch up to you.


I wish I could just say, I had my "aha moment," cleaned up my act, decided to grow up and change. But that has yet to happen. Any change in me, has a lot has to do with my husband. He always insisted on eating smart. Even if we ordered pizza, he would microwave a bag of broccoli. As much as I hated it, he was always hard on me when it came to my eating habits. He wasn't buying into my, "It's ok for me, I'm a doctor."

I developed a sense of shame. Just to avoid the eye rolls, I started choosing healthier options and over time I formed new habits. I can still go through a bag of chips in one sitting, if you let me. So I make the conscious decisions to not bring the poison into my pantry.

Grocery shopping is an active effort of selecting and eliminating options. You still won't find me snacking on just celery sticks. But give me a spicy avocado dip, maybe some crunchy string beans and I'll eat that up in a heartbeat. Basically, what I'm saying, to eat healthy, I needed tastier options.

Non-Fried Avacado Fries
Replace greasy fries with a healthier delicious options
Prep Time: 15 minutes      Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • 2 Avocadoes, sliced into 1/4inch
  • 1/2 cup of Flour
  • 1 cup of Panko Crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Cumin powder
  • Coarse Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil cooking spray
1: Preheat over to 350F. Cut the avocado in half, and using a knife remove the pit. Cut the avocado into thin quarter inch slices.
2: Mix the flour, cayenne powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl and lightly coat the avocado slices.
*Be light handed you don't want a thick coating.
 3: Dip the coated avocado slices in the beaten egg mix and then into panko crumbs. Repeat twice if you want a crunchier panko crust.
*I always like to do each action in batches, that way I'm not dipping my hands into the wet eggs and then into the dry ingredients.
 4: Spray the baking pan with a light olive oil spray. Arrange the avocado slices in a baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Flip the avocado slice, and bake for another 12-14 minutes.
Pair with ranch, or spicy mayo and serve up!

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