"My kids are super picky and loved them! By using a light cheese stick the fat is reduced, and adding marinara sauce for dipping adds a vegetable too. Enjoy!" - Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD, & mother of 2, NutritionBabes.com
400 degrees F
Rolling pin or wooden spoon, plate, resealable bag, small bowl, baking sheet
4 snack servings
4 "light" mozzarella cheese sticksSlice each stick into 3 pieces
45 Pizza Veggie Stix (Good Health Natural Foods)Place Veggie Stix in a resealable bag, seal and crush them using rolling pin or back of a wooden spoon. Then transfer to a plate.
1 eggBeat egg in bowl
2 Tbs whole wheat flourPlace on a separate plate. Now as an assembly line, take each piece of cheese and first roll in the flour, then dip in egg and finally roll in crushed Pizza Veggie Stix. Gently place each piece on the baking sheet (don't forget to spray the sheet with cooking spray) and bake for approximately 6 minutes until the cheese begins to spread.
1 cup marinara sauceTransfer mozzarella sticks to plate and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
For a fun twist, place colored toothpicks in each piece and arrange on a serving dish.
Fast and fun. Engage your kids with crushing the Pizza Veggie Sticks, dipping and rolling. Why not include them in the fun! Lauren and Kathy did a great job of taking a snack product and turning it into a healthier snack recipe! Be sure to make some during the holidays.