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Hungry Girl Today: 6.23.15
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
HG's Gooey Mozzarella Sticks
A Mozzarella Story
Once upon a time in Hungryland, Hungry Girl and the HG staff wanted to eat crispy and delicious breaded cheese sticks without having to settle for too-oily fried versions. So they came up with this recipe for baked mozzarella sticks, and everyone lived happily ever after.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
8 sticks light string cheese
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
Optional dip: low-fat marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with nonstick spray.
Cut each stick of string cheese in half widthwise, so you have 16 smaller sticks.
In a wide bowl, mix breadcrumbs, flour, and Italian seasoning.
Place cheese sticks in another wide bowl. Top with egg whites/substitute, and toss to coat.
One at a time, shake cheese sticks to remove excess egg, and evenly coat with breadcrumb mixture. Place on the baking sheet, evenly spaced.
Bake for 6 minutes.
Flip cheese sticks. Bake until golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside, about 6 more minutes.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe (4 mozzarella sticks)
Sat Fat: 3g
SmartPoints® value 4*
PointsPlus® value 3*
HG FYI: Some of your sticks may ooze and not hold their shape, but they'll still taste delicious!
Mozzarella Sticks, Average
Mozzarella sticks are kind of like those flared jeans you still have from the mid-'90s -- their coolness may have waned, but you still love 'em. And just like trends come back around from time to time, so do cravings for those fried cheese sticks. But before you run out to your local fast-casual eatery to scratch that itch, check out the stats below. We know it's no surprise that fried cheese is high in fat and calories, but staring down the reality can be a real eye-opener. It doesn't have to be a mouth-closer, though! Just bake up a batch of HG's panko-coated cheese sticks, and get your snack on. One more way to ensure you can still fit into those back-on-trend flares…
Serving Size: 4 mozzarella sticks
PointsPlus® value 10*
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