healthy mozzarella sticks

Who says our favorite cheesy foods have to be off limits? Mozzarella sticks are awesome for every occasion, and make for a delightful snack that most of us have been accustomed to since childhood. Now that we’re mature college girls who are more health conscious, we can still have the cheesy snack we all love, guilt-free! Read on for instructions on how you can DIY these delicious healthy mozzarella sticks!
 

What you need

  • 12 sticks of string cheese in your choice of cheese, go for the low sodium kind if you want to be extra healthy
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 5 tbsp of bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese
  • A dollop of olive oil, or cooking spray

 

Preparation

  1. Cut the cheese sticks in half, making 24 slices, then freeze the slices in the freezer until completely frozen
  2. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Use a separate bowl to combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese
  3. To bread the cheese sticks: First dip the frozen cheese stick into the flour, then into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture
  4. Once all of the 24 sticks are coated, place them on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil coated with a few drops of olive oil or sprayed with cooking spray (this will keep cleanup to a minimum, and keep the sticks from sticking!)
  5. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 4 minutes, or until crisp. They need to be watched closely so they don’t melt completely!

 
What makes them healthier? They’re home cooked with less butter, they’re baked instead of fried, and cheese sticks are a naturally lower calorie cheese snack. You can also add italian spices or herbs to the recipe, adding them into the bowl with the breadcrumb mixture. Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!
 

Have you tried this mozzarella stick recipe?

What do you think? What are your favorite healthy substitutions to make while cooking? Leave us a comment below!

 

Author: Anna Patrick

85 Comments

  1. Jane says:

    These look soooo delicious!

  2. Tanya says:

    People like Jade make me happy I am Pleasantly Plump! I would hate to be so rigid I couldn’t enjoy some of the goodness God gave me in the form of food. I make my own Mozerella from a cow’s milk, which a farmer milks for me daily. My eggs are from our chickens. Our bread from fresh grains we grind by hand. These are things found in nature, how bad can they be? I personly work with a nutritionist and my diet includes a healthy dose of dairy! People have gotten too far off the path of what is natural and why women’s bodies are starting to look like sticks (some fat in your diet will make your skin plump and glow – that from a “seasoned professional” as I have been a licensed Cosmetologist for 33 yrs and I also work in the medical field. Life is too short to be without tasty food! That is why this site is for “FOODIES”. Jade, I think you need another site, maybe one called “Secret Eater”? Thank you for the foodie site with the great recipes! There are still people out here that love to eat!

    • Emma says:

      She does love food and this is how its expressed because maybe she wants to be healthy because, im not saying you are,but being obese is unhealthy and personally im a vegetarian and i try to stay away from grease so this was good for me

      • SB says:

        The concern trolling was unnecessary…you didn’t need to jump on this other person’s comment and essentially proselytize your lifestyle/beliefs when it was unwarranted and unasked for. You could have just said that you enjoyed unnecessary recipe without putting your opinion on people’s bodies into it.

  3. Corina says:

    Great tip about freezing them before coating in breadcrumbs and baking.

  4. Carole says:

    These look so yummy, I’m going to make them for my Oscar party tomorrow. I’m going to use Italian bread crumbs for the flavor.
    I’m a Weight Watcher member and am sure that they fit in with our points just fine.

  5. Jennifer Rybeck says:

    The problem here is that these are labeled healthy. Most things are healthy in the right quantity given you actually get up and exercise. That’s right ladies, losing weight is as simple as burning more calories than you intake. So start keeping track of approximately how many calories you are taking in per day and how long you are exercising for. Then you step on the scale ad often as possible to track progress. Your lightest weight is generally in the morning after you pee, so dont feel bad when you see your weight going up all day. You have to spend ten minutes doing an exercise before your body starts to burn fat. So jogging for 15 min isnt going to do much for you. If you can’t make yourself uncomfortable then you will never improve.

  6. Ginny says:

    Do you have a link/pin to a good marinara recipe??

  7. Raven says:

    Trying them now….sure wish i did double dip to get more of a coating with the bread crumbs but still looking good. Cant wait for them to finish!!!!

  8. Phô mai que says:

    Cheese sticks are always my favorite. Here we usually fry it rather than baking. It talkes nice with mayonaise and chili sauce.

  9. Anonymous says:

    LOL, why is everyone worked up about if this recipe is healthy or not? Ya’ll just need to stfu and eat some carrots instead of going on the internet because I hate people who think that everybody cares what they have to say. THEY DON’T. Go choke on an eggplant or something; I’ll be eating mozzarella sticks.

  10. Erin says:

    eh. you can attach the word ‘healthy’ to anything these days. it’s basically meaningless. healthy cheesecake. healthy pizza. healthy cupcakes. healthy grass fed ribeye… oh wait. nvm. personally, I wouldn’t touch these with a 5 meter pole as I have been bread/grain free for several months now and enjoying my newly found health and vitality. But I do like Angela’s idea of using mac nuts instead of bread crumbs. that sounds heavenly! thanks for the idea! also, would use real, fresh mozzarella. I would probably fry them in coconut oil instead of baking with cooking spray. and definitely needs basic s/p and probably parsley or basil. perfect! THAT is how you enjoy your food, ladies :)

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