I’ve been seeing a recipe a lot, but very high calories and loads of sodium. So, I did what I do: I tinkered and came up with an alternative that tastes the same, has the same texture, but cuts about 1/2 the sodium out along with 20+ calories per serving.
WARNING: this is amazingly “pizza hut old style garlic bread stick” like, so tread cautiously if you have portion control issues!
Amazing Cheese Bread Sticks
- 7oz finely shredded part skim, low moisture mozzarella
- 3 T less fat chive and onion cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1tsp double acting baking powder
- 3/4 cup (12T) almond flour
- 1/2 tsp pink sea salt (or whatever salt)
- 1/4tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350f and line a cookie sheet with parchment or use a silpat.
Mix your dry ingredients and set aside. Beat the egg a little and set aside.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the mozzarella and cream cheese, stirring every 30 seconds so it doesn’t burn.
Once the cheese is completely melted, beat with a spoon until they’re blended then quickly add the egg (beat again) and the dry ingredients.
Now you can keep using a spoon or dig in with your hands and really knead this sucker until it’s well incorporated.
Eyeball or cut 10 equal sized pieces and roll into bread sticks (I got 10 approx 8-1/2″ sticks from it).
Place close together, but not touching, on your prepared cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Remove the sticks and crank the oven up to 400f.
Let the sticks cool 10 minutes, then flip them over and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.
Let cool slightly and enjoy (sensibly!) 🙂
**Note: Let cool, then refrigerate. When ready to eat, microwave for 15 seconds. The texture is firmer and even more bread like the next day!
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 10 g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 3 g||17 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 35 mg||12 %|
|Sodium 252 mg||11 %|
|Potassium 0 mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 3 g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4 %|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 8 g||15 %|
|Vitamin A||4 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|