I didn't know this was a holiday but you better brie-lieve I'm excited that it is. Cheese sticks are so gouda! Okay, I'll quit with the cheesy jokes and share why they're one of my fav snacks:
They are a quick and easy to grab snack.
They pair with a lot of different things, i.e. fruit, crackers, nuts, pepperoni, etc.
With a wide range of flavors they can add variety to a meal pretty easily or provide the opportunity to try a new cheese without committing to an expensive block.
They are packed with different nutrients such as protein, fat, calcium, and phosphorus.
They can please a wide age range from kids to adults.
For individuals with lactose intolerance, cheese sticks can still be an option!!. They are low in lactose (and some don't even contain lactose!).
For individuals with diabetes they are a great snack that won't spike your blood glucose levels.
Diets containing cheese have been shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease and a decreased risk of cancer (Harvard).
Some cheeses contain probiotics which can promote a healthy gut and gut regularity.
Finally, and most importantly, they're really delicious and come in a wide variety of flavors! How are you going to celebrate National String Cheese Day? I'd love to hear your favorite kind.