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"Guy Foods" Lightened

We’ve lightened favorite “guy foods” most commonly found on a bar menu (or on your coffee table during halftime).  By making just a few small tweaks, you (and your man) can savor every bite to the fullest.

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Cheese Sticks
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Cheese Sticks

Panko and Parmesan cheese give these crispy appetizers the same look and feel as traditional cheese sticks but for a fraction of the calories. Instead of cheese, dredge zucchini sticks in a breadcrumbs, panko, and Parm mixture then broil (versus frying) for a crispy texture. Six zucchini sticks with red pepper sauce only have 170 calories which is roughly equivalent to only two cheese sticks without sauce.

View Recipe: Parmesan Zucchini Sticks with Smoky Roasted Romesco Sauce

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