Cheesy Asparagus Fries – Bariatric Recipes

Steph Wagner

April 24, 2014

Cheesy Asparagus Fries – Bariatric Recipes

 

Great way to have roasted asparagus! Cheesy Asparagus Fries. More low carb recipes at www.foodcoach.me

First I need to thank Just A Taste for the original recipe for her Baked Asparagus fries! I modified this recipe only slightly to make it bariatric friendly.

If you’re a fan of roasted or grilled asparagus…this is the season for you! My traditional method for asparagus is to toss with a  bit of olive oil and my favorite grill seasoning. Toss it on the grill or in an oven heated to 450F. This recipe is a great twist with an added cheesy bonus!

FAIR WARNING: when I mixed the light mayo with the egg whites it started looking chunky and weird. It will be important for you to get past this :) This mixture really does allow the cheese to adhere to the asparagus.

Great way to have roasted asparagus! Cheesy Asparagus Fries. More low carb recipes at www.foodcoach.me

Cheesy Asparagus Fries - Bariatric Recipes

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Oven Baked
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus spears
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light mayo
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375. Remove stems from asparagus.
  • Mix together light mayo and eggs whites. Whisk until well incorporated.
  • Mix together grated parmesan cheese and dried thyme.
  • Dip each asparagus spear in the egg white mixture and then press into the cheese mixture. Once it's coated in cheese move to a baking stone or baking sheet lined in foil.
  • Once all the spears are lined up on the baking sheet, bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.

Notes

*Much of the protein for the recipe is due to egg whites and it is unlikely that you are consuming all of those egg whites...therefore it's probably the protein content is less than calculated. Pair this recipe with a lean protein source and use this as a side dish.
**Serving sizes on the recipes are not necessarily "bariatric sized" portions but are "traditional" portion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2oz | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1013IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 5mg
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Asparagus Fries - Bariatric Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1013IU20%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Cheesy Asparagus Fries – Bariatric Recipes”

  1. It first says to set the oven to 450 then in the last part of the recipe it says 350. Which one is the correct temperature???

  2. Good question. In the paragraph above I was mentioning my favorite way of roasting asparagus…which I do at 450F. For this cheesy asparagus recipe, however, I bake it at 375F. Hope that makes sense! :)

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