Love it, Like it, Hate it: Cheese

Love it, Like it, Hate it:  Cheese

Cheese is a quintessential indulgence – we love it on pizza, pasta, crackers, with fruit, or just plain, but unfortunately the calories, sodium, and saturated fat can quickly add up.  And while there are some occasions where it’s worth the splurge for the ‘real thing’, today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on several options that are actually really good for you, as well as some seemingly healthy options that  you might want to steer clear of!

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Cabot 50% Reduced Fat

Ingredients:  Lowfat milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes (nothing that isn’t found in regular cheese)

Per ounce:  70 calories, 8 grams protein, 0 carbs, 3 grams saturated fat, 170 mg sodium

Babybel Light

Ingredients: Part-skim milk, salt, enzymes (nothing that isn’t found in regular cheese)

Per Round (0.75 ounces):  50 calories, 6 grams protein, 0 carbs, 2 grams saturated fat, 160 mg sodium


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Kraft Deli Deluxe 2% Milk Cheese

Ingredients: Part-skim milk, milkfat, sodium citrate, salt, …starch added for slice separation

Per slice (2/3 ounce ):  60 calories, 4 grams protein, 2.5 grams saturated fat, 350 mg sodium

‘REAL’ cheese, any variety

All-natural ingredients; 80-110 calories and 4-5 grams saturated fat per ounce



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Fat Free Singles

Ingredients:  Skim milk cheese, skim milk, buttermilk, milk protein concentrate, corn syrup solids, modified food starch….

Per slice (0.75 ounces)  30 calories, 4 grams protein, 3 grams carbs, 0 saturated fat, 270 mg sodium

Sandwich Mate Singles

Ingredients:  interesterified soybean oil, modified food starch, whey, gelatin…salt… artificial color

Per slice (2/3 ounce):  45 calories, <1 gram protein, 3 grams carbs, 1.5 grams sat fat, 210 mg sodium

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