Who says you can’t enjoy chicken tenders while adulting? I say you can – and these flaxseed and almond meal crusted chicken tenders will satisfy that childhood craving!
Plus, adding anything spiralized totally steps any meal up a notch. Instead of “chicken fingers and fries”, I present you “chicken tenders and spiralized sweet potatoes.”
Whether you like your chicken tenders dipped in ketchup, honey mustard, or something else, you’re going to love this healthier, spiralized version.
If I’m ever craving something that’s served with fries, I simply swap out the fries with something spiralized. I love my Crispy Baked Spiralized Fries and my Garlic-Asiago Baked Fries, but today, I’m going simple with some sweet potatoes lightly seasoned with chili powder.
The sweet potatoes satisfy the carb craving, and of course, the true stars of the show are the chicken tenders, crusted in Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed and Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal. Their combo together yields the perfect breading that’s not a crunchy tender, but something better: nutty and textured. What I love about Bob’s Red Mill is the quality that’s revealed every time you open one of their bags.
Why use flaxseed? Here are two big health benefits of flaxseed:
- Omega-3s: the biggest benefit of flaxseed is that it contains a high amount of essential omega-3 fatty acids, essential for your body to function properly. Omega-3s even help with things like joint pain and help reduce triglyceride levels, helping fight heart disease. Especially if you’re a vegetarian, flaxseed can be an easy way to get your omega-3s.
- Fiber: flaxseed is high in fiber, helping with digestion!
After reading that, wouldn’t you too want to incorporate flaxseed into your diet as frequently as possible? Well, an easy way to use it is to build it into crusting and breading veggies and meats, like with today’s recipe.
Now the dippings are totally up to you – I love classic ketchup or honey mustard with my chicken tenders, but use whatever you love! A good tahini sauce could even work here!
Note: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. However, all opinions are my own, always.
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Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 6 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.