I love cheese, but how does one add cheese into their diet? It is pretty easy, and here are the tips I have learned over the years.
Vegetables in Cheese Sauce
Vegetables in cheese sauce is simply amazing. You can buy packages of vegetables in cheese sauce ready to serve and eat, in the frozen aisle of your grocery store. You can get broccoli in cheese sauce, cauliflower in cheese sauce or mixed vegetables in cheese sauce. These are almost as good as macaroni and cheese, with a fraction of the calories and much more nutrition. They are about 40 calories for a serving, and they are delicious. The mixed vegetables have a few more calories, but they tend to fill me up a little more.
Fat Free Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Cheese
The only fat free shredded cheese I have found is made by Kraft. It is 45 calories a serving, which is a 1/4 cup. The main ingredient is fat free cheddar cheese. People always give me a strange look when I even mention fat free cheese, but it is not that bad. It is a little dry when eaten alone, but it melts very well.
I like to add it on top on my broccoli and cheese sauce so long strings of cheese go from the bowl to my mouth, now that’s dieting! It goes great in chili, in your vegetables in cheese sauce; anything that you heat up.
You cannot put the cheese in the microwave alone, it has to melt due to the heat of whatever you are putting it in. Try it in chili and you will see what I mean.
Fat Free Cottage Cheese
My husband can eat whatever he wants, and doesn’t have to worry about his weight. I find him eating the fat free cottage cheese all the time because he likes the taste so much. It is all the goodness of cottage cheese, and none of the saturated fat. We have tried adding the fat free cheddar cheese to it, but it doesn’t taste very good. We have added onion, tomato, and fruit with great success.
All of the dairy in my home is fat free. When you first make the switch, everything may taste a little different. But once you get used to it, it tastes amazing.
I am not against fat, but I try to eat as little bad fat as possible (the fat in dairy products is bad fat). I try to only eat healthy fats like those found in avocado, olives and fish. The body needs fats to function properly, I just avoid them in my dairy products.
More From Associated Content:
Nobel Peace Prize — a Statement for Freedom, Equality, Democracy, and Constitutional Rule
The Arizona Fall Road Trip
Time to Improve Quality in Your Organization