For the Love of Cheese - Tips on Reducing Fat Without Sacrificing Flavor
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health
Cheese provides versatility and flavor to many dishes and snacks. More than 400 varieties of cheese are available for dipping, snacking and serving. Unfortunately, cheese can also provide a fair amount of fat. How can you balance a love of cheese with healthful eating?
If you are a cheese lover, help control the fat by trying these options:
Remember that reduced-fat or low-fat cheeses may not work as well when used in cooking. Test them in small amounts before substituting them completely in a recipe.
- Low-fat mozzarella or ricotta, which complement many casseroles
- String cheese, a portion-controlled, lower-fat option
- Sharp cheeses, which allow you to enjoy all the flavor with smaller portions Shredded cheese, which helps you use less
- Grated or crumbled cheese like feta, blue or Parmesan, for flavor that lasts