All Natural, Homemade Cheese Sticks

12 May

Eating healthy shouldn’t mean having to cut out your favorite foods & cheese sticks are one of my absolute favorites!  This recipe is so simple & fast plus it is a much healthier option to the traditional breaded & deep fried cheese stick.

Ingredients:

  • Natural mozzarella cheese block, look for low-fat or skim
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Egg whites
  • Ian’s All Natural Panko Bread Crumbs either Italian or Whole Wheat, Ian’s is the absolute best & ONLY brand of natural panko break crumbs I have been able to find
  • Olive oil spray
  • Sea salt & pepper
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

1. Cut mozzarella into six 1/2-3/4 inch blocks.

2. Toss cheese stick into whole wheat flour.

3. Dip cheese in egg whites.

4. Cover cheese with bread crumbs.

5. Place breaded cheese stick on a cooling rack that is on a cookie sheet, spray with olive oil spray & sprinkle with sea salt & pepper, this lets the cheese sticks get crispy from every angle without having to turn them.

6. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until cheese begins to drip down onto the cookie sheet.  Then turn oven to broil for about 3-5 minutes but watch them carefully so they do not burn.

Yum!  Healthy (HOMEMADE) cheese sticks.  I’ve had trouble with all of the cheese melting out but they still taste great & are less calories if this happens.  Just adjust your baking time to your oven.

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3 Responses to “All Natural, Homemade Cheese Sticks”

  1. steph anne June 7, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    This is pretty cool!!! I’ll have to try this!

  2. Laurine May 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    You can easily do your own bread crumbs ! All you need is old pieces of bread (the crust that nobody wants to eat & always end up in the trash) that you let dry for a few days in a paper bag 🙂 Put that in a blender (with optional spices), blend to get crumbs 🙂

    Price = $0 😀
    Time to prepare : 1 min, total
    Gas to get it : what gasoline ? lol

    • Krista May 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

      Good to know! I will try this. Thanks!

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