Snow’s Test Kitchen

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So…I love Pinterest. Like…I wish I could get paid for pinning! But it is also an awesome resource for fun and healthy recipes! Although I love fruits and veggies…I love pizza and fried foods too!

So Pinterest has been able to help me find ways that I can keep eating foods that I love but a bit healthier. The easiest and obvious one was baked not fried…and tonight I just had the taste for a cheese stick. I mean, who doesn’t love cheese? So I was lucky enough to to find a recipe that did not seem half bad for Baked or Fried Mozzarella Sticks. Now what I loved about it most was…I don’t HAVE to make 12 I can just make 2! That is enough to make me feel like I had my craving satisfied and not overdose on the calories! PLUS…they don’t look half bad…and I did not use a lot of EVOO so I wonder if they would have been browner if I did…I only lightly covered them. I also used the low-fat not fat-free cheese since I was not able to find any of the fat-free. I may try experimenting with soy cheese next time, but it just looked like the wrong color! Overall this recipe was delicious and I will DEFINITELY be making it again! Here is the recipe:

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Baked or Fried Cheese Sticks
Sometimes I want a little cheese and a little crunch. This satisfies my cravings without going crazy on the calories.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay the wrapper on a flat surface.
  3. Place the cheese stick in the middle of the wrapper.
  4. Wet the top of the wrapper with water.
  5. Fold the sides in and gently roll the wrapper. Try not to poke any holes.
  6. Lightly brush with olive oil.
  7. Place in oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Turn once during the baking process.
Recipe Notes

I use my Misto to lightly spray the olive oil on the sticks. I find it works well since they don't get overly coated and have enough liquid on them to brown nicely.

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So today I decided was a rest day. I had an appointment right after work and did not want to rush to the gym. So I decided to take the day off. Overall, I could make use of taking a walk during my breaks to get SOME kind of exercise in…but the food damage was not TOO bad, I was over 100 calories, darn cheese sticks!

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On a side note…Trish had pinned a visual motivator for her weight loss journey that I am going to try and make this weekend! Such an awesome idea! Any motivation to keep me on track is worth it! 🙂


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