After the last couple days of rain & cold, I’m ready to get outdoors and soak in the sun. Because I plan on being outdoors more than indoors, my lunch needs to be simple, light, quick, & low carb, since I’m limiting my carb intake again. The perfect thing to make today would be my healthy (a.k.a. skinny) baked mozzarella & zucchini sticks.
These are great as an side dish, snack, or light lunch. Kids and adults alike, love these at my house. FYI-If your having this as your lunch, make sure to include something with protein. For me, I drink a protein shake with my meal. We all know how important protein is to our body and getting the proper amount is vital to our health & well being.
This recipe is different because I cut out the breadcrumbs and replaced it with flaxseed meal. Have you heard of it before? For those that haven’t it is quite a handy multi purpose ingredient that is used as a low carb alternative to bread. Depending where you live, depends on who carries it. But most grocery stores & a few discounts store do. For me, our local Job Lots, MB, or Shaw’s carries it. You can purchase an 16oz. bag for roughly $2.99, which isn’t bad since it’ll last you awhile. Enough talking, now unto the recipe.
Skinny Baked Mozzarella & Zucchini Sticks
*2 small zucchini
*10 string cheese
*1/3c flaxseed meal
*2-3 egg whites
1-2 TBSP parm cheese
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch of salt
spray oil (grease pan)
*Preheat oven to 350.
*Cut zucchini into sticks size, as thick or thin as you desire.
*In a bowl combine all dry ingredients & mix well. Set aside.
*In a smaller bowl, place egg whites in it.
*Dip the sticks into the egg whites 1st, then dip them in the dry mixture to coat. Continuing on till your last stick is done. Tip-If your hands are getting too messy, use a fork instead.
*Place the sticks on a greased cookie sheet & bake for 15 mins.
*While cooling, if you’re having a shake make one.