Â Finding healthy foods for your family at restaurants can be quite the process, and sometimes it just seems easier to dine at home… Luckily, this original Makeover Momma recipe for Healthy, Stringy Cheese Sticks is a wonderful meal to make (and eat) with your kids. Although it’s not perfect (come on, we’re still frying something!), this recipe is completely gluten-free* and lactose-free, and is a better alternative to the high-calorie original.
- 1 to 2 cups of gluten-free bread crumbs (like Dr. Schar brand).
- 1 cup of organic goats milk (or allergen-free, low calorie milk).
- 1 packaged of lactose-free string cheese (or low calorie variety).
- 1 cup of olive oil
Take the gluten-free breads crumbs, pour into a small container and add additional garlic powder, italian seasonings and a pinch of sea salt for taste. Pour the goats milk into a seperate container as well (for dipping), and heat a small pan of olive oil on the stoveÂ to Medium-High. (Test a slice of cheese, and if it “sizzles” when placed in the oil than it’s the right temperature).
Take each individual string cheese and cut them in half, making additional small slits along the sides (for proper frying). Finally, take each piece of cheese, soak it completely in goats milk, and immediatly coat with gluten-free bread crumbs (repeat this pattern a couple of times, until thoroughly coated). Drop the cheese stick into the heated olive oil for 60 seconds or less (until golden brown)…it doesn’t take long!
Let cool, and serve with tasty tomato or marinara sauce.
*All meal suggestions at Makeover Mommaâ„¢will include allergen information and suggestions for children with allergies, celiac disease, or additional health concerns. The above recipe can be made gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.