4 medium zucchini (about 1-1/2 lb)
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne
4 tsp Italian seasoning
2 egg whites

ranch dressing, optional
or
marinara sauce, optional


Preheat the oven to 450?. Spray a large baking sheet with olive-oil cooking spray.

Cut each zucchini into 3? pieces. Then quarter each piece into sticks. Set aside.

Mix the crumbs and next 4 ingredients.
Finely grind the Italian seasoning with your fingertips and add to the crumb mix.
Stir until thoroughly combined.

Whisk egg whites until almost frothy and pour into a shallow dish.

Dip each zucchini stick into the egg, then completely coat with the crumb mixture.

Place on the baking sheet. Spray with the olive-oil cooking spray.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, until crispy.

Serve with marinara sauce and/or low-fat ranch dressing for dipping.