Feeling like you are ready to retry a time-tested southern favorite. Try making lady fingers a.k.a. Okra Fries this week. Okra is considered an undercover super food as described in the encyclopedia. Low in caloric intake (1 cup has only 33 calories) Okra is rich in B vitamins, especially B6, B12 and folic acid, calcium, potassium and other nutrients.
Here are some benefits of okra you may not know:
- High in fiber
- Powerful antioxidants
- Naturally lowers blood sugar levels
- Enhances good cholesterol levels
Easy Way to Cook Lady Finger a.k.a Okra Fries
Maybe you didn’t like this vegetables when you were a kid. Admittedly so, okra can be slimy if it’s not properly prepared . Most of you may have tried them fried with hefty corn meal coating. So, I came up with a baked alternative to the fried stuff. If you are curious about how to cook the lady fingers as fries, here is a quick tasty exclusive recipe that is flavorful and filling.
1/8 cup organic chopped basil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar or coconut nectar
2 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. mustard
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. garlic or one glove minced
COMBINE all ingredients in a glass bowl. Gently place okra fingers flat in one layer onto a baking tray. Pour the basil sauce generously over the okra finger pieces. Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Enjoy and eat ’em like fries.
Peace and Much Love,