Eggplant Snack Sticks Recipe
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Eggplant Snack Sticks Recipe

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My kids love this unusual snack—and I like that it's healthy, Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, the veggie sticks are broiled so there's no guilt when you crunch into them.—Mary Murphy of Atwater, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium eggplant (1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, warmed

Nutritional Facts

4 each: 85 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices, then cut each slice lengthwise into 1/2-in. strips. In a shallow dish, combine the wheat germ, cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Dip eggplant sticks in egg substitute, then coat with wheat germ mixture. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Spritz eggplant with cooking spray. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven. Turn sticks and spritz with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes longer or until golden brown. Serve immediately with spaghetti sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Eggplant Snack Sticks in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p31

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"Winner, winner * Finally a snack that is actually Healthy * These crispy little sticks quickly won us over after just one bite * Quick to assemble and they broil up in no time. I had no wheat germ so I used a small amount of Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs. No spaghetti sauce either so I just plain old Ketchup.

It does not get any easier * Its a 5 fork rating or me *
Toh Volunteer FE*"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Really good. I made these alongside mozzarella sticks and served spaghetti."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"I thought it was just okay. Didn't have wheat germ so I used whole wheat bread crumbs. Nothing special about these."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"Forget the wheat germ, get the Panko bread crumbs and unless there is a health issue with eggs, you can use a whole egg and add a little 2% milk and beat with fork for wetting sticks before putting into a plastic bag with all the other dry ingredients to coat. This was so easy to do and no frying involved. LOVED IT. Just like zucchini sticks, but better!"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"used my home grown hansel eggplants..Perfect"

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