Cheese Please! Low-cal, Delicious Cheeses

People usually try to stay away from adding cheese to our favorite dishes because of their high fat content. Not only does cheese provide us with calcium and protein we need, but its delicious too. Luckily for those of us who can’t resist, there are cheeses that are low in fat and low in calories that we don’t have to feel guilty about!


There’s nothing better than some fresh mozzarella, and better yet there’s only 71 calories in one ounce! Put it in your pasta, your salad, or eat it with toasted bread and tomatoes. Yum!

Combine mozarella with fresh tomatoes, asparagus, olive oil, and vinegar for a refreshing treat you won't be able to resist!

Goat cheese

Goat cheese is a creamy, delectable choice if you want a lighter cheese. Not only is it incredibly tangy, but it can be used in sweet as well as savory dishes. Instead of mayo, spread it on your sandwich for something really decadent!

Try this teriaki shiitake mushroom salad with goat cheese! DELICIOUS


Two tablespoons of this sharp cheese is 40 calories! Sprinkle it on salads and pasta dishes as well as a variety of other foods for a delicious, healthy zing.


Feta’s another lighter, healthier option if you love cheese. It’s incredibly tangy and tastes fantastic in salads, on pizzas, or with certain fruits, like pears. One ounce is only get 75 calories!

Cottage cheese

Although it’s maybe not a classic cheese, exactly, cottage cheese is still one of the healthiest types of cheese you’ll come across. A single ounce only has 20 calories. This can mix with fruits and vegetables, eat it in salads, or by itself.  It can also be a delicious cheese substitute in lasagna. Because the taste is so plain, you can add it to just about anything!

Check out the recipe for this vegetable cottage cheese lasagna. Same great taste without the added calories!

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3 thoughts on “Cheese Please! Low-cal, Delicious Cheeses

  1. akimynation says:

    Ohh my gosh! could this get any more yummy?? !!

  2. Beautiful pictures! Must try that with the mozarella, tomato and asparagus – some of my favourite things and I have never thought of presenting them that way!

  3. lushtoblush says:

    Great article! I love cheese and I find it SO hard to resist! Good to know these are the healthier options 🙂

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