Thursday, December 29, 2011

Low Calorie CHEESE STICKS??!!

Yes please! :)




This is a Weight Watcher's recipe. You bake these homemade cheese sticks, but they taste like they've been fried! I might know the difference, but my tastebuds won't! In case you haven't read a few of my previous posts, my dad and I are having a weight loss competition right now, so I'm verrrrry into anything low-calorie!


Oven-"Fried" Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe

Ingredients:
- 2 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray, divided
- 8 oz canned tomato sauce
- 2 tsp ground oregano, divided
- 3 slice(s) reduced-calorie wheat bread, dried and torn
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 8 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 finger-like strips
- 1/4 cup liquid egg mix (egg whites or Egg Beaters)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon of oregano; set pan over low heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine bread, remaining teaspoon of oregano and thyme; process until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Place crumbs in a shallow bowl. (Tip: Use the ends of the loaf of bread for the bread crumbs since those slices are often uneaten). Coat cheese sticks with egg mixture (you won’t use it all). Transfer cheese to bread crumb mixture and turn to coat. Arrange cheese on prepared baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with warmed tomato sauce on the side. Yeah, baby!
Serving Size = 2 cheese sticks and about 1/4 cup of sauce
Each Serving = 4 Weight Watchers Points







I also found a yummy applesauce recipe on all recipes.com  







Ingredients

  • 4 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.

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