I had a different post planned for today. I started (and ended) a new cleanse yesterday, and it was very interesting. While I decided that the cleanse was certainly not for me, Alex suggested that I take a look at the other side of things. Maybe some people have had a great experience with a cleanse, and I shouldn’t throw them all out the window just because this one didn’t fit me. So I’m doing a little more research, and gathering more information before I make a final decision about how I feel about cleanses.
And so with that, I thought I’d share an old recipe that I made last year, but still love.
So here’s a little throwback recipe that is healthy enough to compete with those oven baked zucchini fries!
Healthy Mozzarella Sticks
- 2 sticks of light string cheese (I used the Weight Watchers brand)
- 2 tbsp bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp fiber one, blended into a powder (or just substitute more bread crumbs)
- 2 tbsp egg whites
- Oregano, chili powder, basil, garlic
- 1/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce (for dipping)
Cut the string cheese in half, and then length wise (or you can keep it long, I just wanted mini ones!) and pop them in the freezer for a couple of minutes. This will keep the cheese from melting all over the pan. Once it’s cold, dip into the egg white, and coat with bread crumbs. Sprinkle with seasoning and pop into the oven on a greased cookie sheet at 400 for about 8-10 minutes, turning half way through.
Served hot with marinara sauce, these healthy mozzarella sticks can easily knock out a cheesy craving! With recipes like these, I barely miss fried food. Barely.
These would have been perfect along side the pizza we ate with my brother and his wife on Wednesday. Did you know Whole Foods has buy one get one free take & bake pizzas on Tuesday nights? I definitely need to take advantage of this more often.
We obviously loaded ours up with peppers and onions. You know I love sneaking in vegetables wherever I can.
What’s your favorite healthy version of a fried food?