Did you know you can still enjoy eating small amounts of reduced fat feta cheese while you are reducing your weight? You can! Reduced fat feta cheese has a rich, tangy taste, and a nice soft texture. Replacing regular feta cheese with reduced fat feta cheese will lower the calories, and fat, but not the flavor!
While you are heading toward your weight loss goal, you don’t want to eat a lot of cheese often, not even the reduced fat cheese. However, you don’t have to stop eating the foods you like, you just need to eat in moderation. Also, keep in mind it is better to eat smaller quantities to help eliminate the cravings you may have if you avoid certain foods all together.
Besides the terrific flavor of reduced fat feta cheese, the nutritional benefits are terrific! Riboflavin, vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus, protein and calcium are contained in feta cheese. Calcium is important because it helps maintain strong, healthy bones. Protein is good for building and repairing body tissues, and healthy muscles.
Reduced fat feta cheese is available year round in your grocery stores. Keep your cheese in the refrigerator for up to three months. Feta cheese will crumble easily, therefore a great addition for a fresh salad.
Another great way to enjoy the flavor of reduced fat feta cheese is as a dip! Just crumble a small amount of your cheese into a bowl, and mix with low fat plain yogurt for a nice creamy dip.
A diet pizza is fun to make and tastes great with some reduced fat feta cheese crumbled on top. Just use a low calorie tortilla shell, top with crushed tomato, onion, chopped bell peppers, and a small amount of feta cheese.
Try a baked potato for a side dish. Spoon on a small amount of reduced fat feta cheese and warm until the cheese is slightly melted.
Reduced fat feta cheese is wonderful with grilled shrimp. Stuffed fish, with reduced fat feta cheese and spinach will add excitement to your meal.
Try a feta cheese salad. Just mix a small amount of feta cheese with chopped tomato, onion, lemon juice and a small amount of olive oil. Add on top of sliced bell peppers or tomato slices.
Reduced fat feta cheese is tasty, and nutritious. Just remember to eat in small amounts, and in moderation. Enjoy this new power food!
The Power Blast!
Calories: one ounce reduced fat, 60 calories
Protein: 6 g
Vitamin C: 0
Calcium: 80 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 390 mg
Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
Have fun losing weight while you are eating your new power food!