Whether you’re a figure competitor in your competition prep phase, a model, or simply someone who is trying to shed a few pounds before you hit the beach, one thing is for sure: you have to keep an eye on what you’re eating.
With that said, eating the same meals over and over again can not only be extremely boring but could also make you lose interest in achieving your goal altogether. For this reason, it’s crucial for you to switch around ingredients, prepare your calibrated recipes a different way, and even try your hand at styles of cooking that you’ve probably put off limits entirely (read: frying).
And that’s where air-fried okra comes into the picture.
While the health benefits of okra are probably nothing new for you, you’ll be interested to know that air-fried okra, too, is a highly nutritional – and healthy – meal option that can be used for flexible dieting. What’s more, since the meal is prepared using an air-fryer, you’ll get that crunchy texture that you’ve probably been craving for weeks – that too without worrying about consuming too many calories.
Interested in learning more about air-fried okra and what it can do for you? Here are some things that you should know about your new favorite meal:
One thing that you must remember about this recipe is that you can only use okra that is frozen. This is because fresh okra tends to become gooey when put in the air-fryer.
Once you have the right amount of okra, you need to stir it thoroughly a number of times with a little vegetable oil. This ensures that the okra is as crunchy as you’d like, and tends to make your meal even more delicious.
You might also have to spray the basket of the air-fryer with a little cooking spray for best results.
Since the okra will shrink in size, you will probably need more of the vegetable than you might have thought. Additionally, the meal tastes best when it’s hot and crunchy, so you probably shouldn’t keep it waiting for too long.
To add to the flavor, you can also mix half a pound of okra with ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Trust us when we say you’ll never want to cook your okra any other way again.
Air-fried okra has immense nutritional value and can be eaten both as a snack or a complete meal. Here are the macros for one cup of this delicious dish:
- Carbs: 7 g
- Fat: 0.2 g
- Protein: 1.9 g
- Calories: 33
- Potassium: 299 mg
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Vitamin C: 38% daily recommended amount