I don't know about you but I seriously think that cheese should be it's own food group, not just part of the dairy group. Everyone in my family loves cheese- there are usually varieties from American slices (for grilled cheese) to Tallegio to Maytag in our fridge at any given time. But with the post-holiday weigh-ins and New Year's resolutions, the time for double and triple cream is past (or at least in moderation), the search for healthy and nutritious snack that won't tip the scales. And with so many people trying to increase their protein intake, cheese seems like a natural... but how to deal with the fat? Well it should come as no surprise that when Sargento- the persnickety cheese people decided to make a line of reduced fat cheeses, they did not reduce the quality and taste.
Now I know, if you are like me you may have tasted reduced fat cheeses that were bland and rubbery. I was skeptical too when they offered to send me some samples of their reduced fat snack sticks in Colby-Jack and Cheddar. But I have been taking these cheese sticks to work for the last few days to have as a snack with fruit or whole-grain crackers, and these snack-sized morsels have all the taste and texture with reduced fat (and consequently, less guilt!)
|How does this Cuban Pressed Sandwich look as a quick dinner?|