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Snack healthy with guilt-free twists on mozzarella sticks and blueberry crisp

These lightened-up recipes are simple to make and they won't be a diet disaster.
/ Source: TODAY

Who can resist melty mozzarella sticks or a warm blueberry crisp? Um…nobody! Unfortunately, these drool-worthy dishes are typically diet disasters. That’s why I’ve created healthier versions that are simple to make and even more delicious to eat. My Mozzarella Sticks are perfectly crispy on the outside and totally cheesy on the inside. Serve them up as a snack or a fun appetizer the next time you have pals over. And my Blueberry Crisp is here just in time for berry season. When you start with naturally sweet berries, you can cut way down on added sugar and still enjoy every bite of a decadent dessert. Bookmark these recipes and make them this week!

Mozzarella Sticks

With just five simple ingredients, you can whip up restaurant-style Mozzarella Sticks in no time. I take part-skim string cheese coat them with seasoned whole grain bread crumbs, and lightly pan-fry them for a deep-fried taste without the greasy calorie overload. Get the recipe here!

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Blueberry Crisp

Warmer weather means berry season is upon us! Celebrate by whipping up this amazing portion-controlled sweet treat. The fruit layer includes juicy berries and shredded apple for natural goodness (not to mention, a hefty dose of fiber), plus chia seeds to soak up those juices and make the dish even more satisfying. And don’t forget the crunchy topping – it’s made with wholesome oats, crunchy almonds, and a pinch of brown sugar and cinnamon for ultimate flavor.

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