I LOVE mozzarella sticks!
If I see them on the menu, I will want to order them.
unfortunately, they are not what you’d label as a healthy snack.
The ooey cheese and fried outer core is hard to resist.
Now I don’t have to!
Thanks to this recipe for HEALTHY MOZZARELLA BITES.
Yes. I said healthy.
Serving Size: 3 mozzarella bites + 1 Tbsp marinara sauce
Fat: 5.1 g
Carbs: 6.7 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 7.2 g
Old Points: 2.2 pts
Points+: 3 pts
Ingredients:1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
3 (1-ounce) sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese
3 Tbsp egg substitute
1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and place the panko in a shallow dish.Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg substitute; dredge in panko. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 3 minutes or until cheese is softened and thoroughly heated. Pour the marina sauce into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH one minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds.
These are so easy to make and taste like any other mozzarella bite.
I couldn’t believe how healthy they were. They don’t taste it!
Now we can give into our greasy, cheesy, fried cravings and not feel disgusting afterward!