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Alexia Mozzarella Stix

Some nights I really don't feel much like cooking a huge meal, so when I'm at the store, I always try to grab some quick meals that are healthy and look tasty. There are so many great options in the freezer, like Kashi frozen entrées and Amy's Organic Bowls. They taste great and I feel good about eating them because they're made with all-natural ingredients.

I recently came across these Alexia Mozzarella Stix. I used to order cheese sticks at restaurants all the time when I was a kid, so I had to pick up a box and try them out. Want to see how healthy they are for you? Then

Serving Size 2 stix
Calories 120
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 220mg
Carbs 13g
Fiber less than 1g
Sugar less than 1g
Protein 5g

I love that these mozzarella sticks are made with healthy ingredients like real mozzarella cheese, wheat flour, and olive oil, but a serving size is only two little stubby sticks. How realistic is that? That's like four bites and not really worth 120 calories in my opinion, considering I'd eat at least four. Plus I thought since they were made mostly out of cheese that they'd have more protein, but I guess if you eat two servings, that would equal 10g.

They were tasty, but not that tasty, and the cheese kind of exploded when I baked them. All in all, I might buy these again occasionally for a treat, but unlike the awesome Alexia frozen French fries, these sticks won't be a staple in my freezer.

nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
But a serving size is only 2 sticks, whose going to stop at 2? My personal theory about this kind of food is if I'm not going to make it myself I won't eat it. Much healthier.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Well I mean, obviously these are junk food and not great for you, but it's nice to have options for the times you want to splurge. Mozzarella cheese on veggies sounds great, but aren't there people who still splurge on food from time to time. I'd rather eat two servings of these (because really, who would 2 pieces?) then eat three packs (I'm not talking about all at once!!) those awful 100-calorie packs because at least these should have some nutritional value in the cheese and olive oil. Plus you can eat them with lots of organic tomato sauce for extra nutrition!
kelly1kanobee kelly1kanobee 9 years
I agree with Spectra & mindgrapes. Just because something doesn't have anything BAD for you doesn't necessarily mean it's GOOD for you. Nawmsayin? "Wheat flour" is still processed flour. Really not the best thing to be eating if you're truly concerned about keeping yourself healthy. And who among us is really going to just have 1-2 pieces? No, it's much more likely to pile on a whole plateful, as pictured above, and tell ourselves it's just a bit more than a serving. A chunk of mozzarella cheese served on top of a pile of steaming organic vegetables would be vastly healthier.
mindgrapes mindgrapes 9 years
Blech. I agree with Spectra. I'm all for the occasional splurge, but just be honest about it.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
It's just junk food that's pretending to be healthy. Mozzarella sticks are not exactly good for you, no matter who makes them, trans fat free or not.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
I'm a fan of Alexia products (especially the french fries), no trans fat :)
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
I just make my own mozzerella sticks... those involve frying, but I'm sure you can find a healthier recipe that's baked.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Ive made my own before and they were pretty good
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
So bad but soooo gooooddd :drool:
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