This post features Baked Zucchini Bites – a better-for-you snack option that is simple to make! This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HowDoYouWasa #CollectiveBias
Eating right feels amazing. For the past month or so, I’ve been on a pretty strict meal plan. I honestly love the way I feel and the weight I’ve lost, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss some of my favorite snacks. Through my journey, I’ve learned that I’m going to fail if I deny myself everything. It’s about finding better ways to do things. In my case – I needed a better way to snack and enjoy some of my favorite foods!
This recipe for baked zucchini bites is something I make all the time. It’s the perfect snack for me since I love fried zucchini – but the whole fried thing doesn’t really go with my goals. So, I tried out this easy way to get my snack-fix without all the guilt. Instead of breadcrumbs, I used Wasa crackers and they are perfect in this recipe!
I used my food processor to grind the Wasa Multi Grain down into the perfect crumb consistency. After that, each slice of zucchini gets a coat in egg and the Wasa crumbs before baking. It couldn’t be easier! Honestly, they’re delicious alone but even better dipped in your favorite marinara sauce. (You can find the complete recipe below).
You’ll love how crunchy these come out so they satisfy that urge to snack! Added to that, this recipe is a breeze to make. You can bake up as much or as little as you like in no time. Now, there’s never an excuse for me to not snack right!
I chose Wasa Multi Grain for this recipe, but have also used the Wasa Thins Sesame & Sea Salt. Really, any of the Wasa varieties will work depending on the flavors you’re looking for. I crushed them in the food processor and added some seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano) to make my own better-for-you coating. Wasa products are all-natural and high fiber AND they have the Whole Grains Council seal. They are Kosher, and made with no perservatives. They really are the best low calorie, crunchy snack!
Wasa Multi Grain offers a full-bodied flavor of four perfectly blended, wholesome grains (rye, wheat, oats and barley). The oat flakes and rye bran topping add delicious complexity to each extra-crunchy thick slice of the crispbread making for the perfect canvas for snacking. Whether you grind these up to make a coating, like I did, OR you top with your favorite things, these are a must-have in your pantry!
These zucchini bites can also be made with my other favorite – Wasa Thins Sesame & Sea Salt. I love these – and that’s no understatement. I usually have them all the time as part of a good-for-me snack.I love pairing the Thins with my favorite topppings! (SNACK IDEA: banana and natural peanut butter with Wasa Thins Sesame & Sea Salt)
The Thins are oven baked for a light, delicate crunch with sesame seeds throughout and a sprinkle of sea salt on top. The Sesame & Sea Salt variety offers 7 grams of whole grains and 80 calories per serving making this a no-brainer snacking option for those pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
I picked up both the Wasa Multi Grain and the Wasa Thins – Sesame and Sea Salt at Shoprite!
Share with me – How would you enjoy Wasa?
- 1 Zucchini – Sliced into 1/2 thick rounds.
- Wasa Multi Grain Crispbread (5-6 Crispbreads )
- 2 Eggs
- Non Stick Spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Beat 2 Eggs together
- Spray non-stick spray onto baking sheet
- Crumble Wasa Multi Grain into food processor and blend into crumb consistency (You can also place the crackers into a storage bag and crush with a mallet, bottom of cup, etc.)
- Add salt, pepper and seasonings (Oregano) to crumb mixture.
- Dip each zucchini slice into the egg and then coat with the Wasa Crumbs.
- Place onto baking sheet and place in oven for 15 minutes.
- Watch carefully and remove when Wasa coating is golden/crispy.