Lighten Up: Healthy Chicken Fingers Recipe
Healthy Cooking TipsTrick Your Taste Buds
Honey and mustard pump up the flavor of these baked strips without adding fat, says Marisa Moore, RD, an American Dietetic Association spokesperson in Atlanta.Secret-Ingredient Alert!
We used cornflakes instead of bread crumbs for a golden brown hue -- no oil necessary. To prepare the flakes, put them in a ziptop bag and crush with a rolling pin.Boost Flavor
Add 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and oregano to the cornflake mixture for an Italian twist; try a pinch of chipotle chili powder for Mexican flair.Calorie Comparison
Whoa! Order chicken strips at a restaurant and you'll likely take in 600 calories and 36 fat grams, Moore says.Slick Shocker
Some restaurants still fry in oils that contain artery-clogging trans fats -- all the more reason to make your own "fried" chicken.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2009.
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