I’ve always hated cheese, so that’s where I got lucky on the calorie-saving train. Too bad I’m obsessed with chocolate, haha.
But one of the best calorie-saving tricks I’ve ever heard was for cheese swapping in your recipes:
- use cheeses with Bold, sharp flavors, so you’ll need less, thus fewer calories
- always buy good quality cheeses. They’re provide bolder, better flavors and ingredients
- never buy the grated type! Do it yourself and you’ll use less, especially if you use a microplane grater
Go for cheeses like: (you all may even know more about the kinds of cheeses than me since it’s not my thing. The point is to go for bold tastes -> you need less. For example, mozzarella can easily just be thrown into a recipe for texture vs flavor and tack on a ton of extra calories).
- low-fat swiss, but never baby-Swiss because it’s more mild
And when cooking, if a recipe like lasagna calls for a ton of mozzarella, you can reduce the amount of calories by reducing the amount of mozzarella and adding in a smaller amount of another cheese, like parmesan. A great recipe to try this with is this Spinach and Mushroom Veggies Lasagna. I HIGHLY recommend the Cook Yourself Thin women! They’re the ones who taught me this trick! Check out more of their recipes there.