I know it's weird to call any junk food healthy, but sometimes you crave something other than lean protein, whole grains, and veggies! I figured we could post some of our favorite recipes for not-so-good foods that had an overhaul.
Here's one to start: Lord of the Onion Rings (a Hungry Girl recipe: hungry-girl.com)
Per serving (entire recipe): 153 calories, 1g fat, 379mg sodium, 41g carbs, 16g fiber, 7g sugar, 9g protein
Ingredients: 1 large onion 1/2 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original) 1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute dash of salt Optional: additional salt, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cut the ends off of the onion, and remove outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2 inch wide slices and separate into rings. Using a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour Fiber One "breadcrumbs" into a small dish and mix in salt, and any optional spices.
Next, fill a small bowl (just large enough for onion rings to fit in) with egg substitute. One by one, coat each ring first in egg and then in the "breadcrumbs" (give each ring a shake after the egg bath).
Evenly place rings on a baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through.
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