Skinny Baked Mozzarella & Zucchini Sticks

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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.
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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
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Ingredients:
*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)

Directions:
*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.
~Enjoy~


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