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How To... Cook Healthy Mozzarella Sticks

How To... Cook Healthy Mozzarella Sticks
photo credit 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! 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 healthy1 egg2 tbsp of flour5 tbsp of bread crumbs2 tbsp of parmesan cheeseA dollop of olive oil, or cooking spray Preparation Cut the cheese sticks in half, making 24 slices, then freeze the slices in the freezer until completely frozenBeat the egg in a small bowl. What makes them healthier? What do you think? Have you tried this recipe?

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